Royal College of Nurses' concerns over Stafford hospital response
The NHS will have a legal duty to be honest about mistakes as part of an overhaul of the system in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal.
The move is part of a package of measures in England to put patients at the heart of the NHS, ministers said.
On training for nurses, ministers said there would be a pilot programme whereby nurses will have to work for up to a year as a healthcare assistant before getting funding for their degree.
Peter Carter the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said he had real concerns about the pilot programme.
26 Mar 2013
- From the section Health