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'Immediate action' needed to provide more NHS nurses

Immediate action must be taken by the next government to increase the number of NHS nurses, a report has warned.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said there were fewer nurses now than in 2010 if midwives, health visitors and school nurses were not included.

It said government cuts to nurse training places in 2010 were a significant factor in the shortage.

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats said they were committed to investing £8bn each year in the NHS.

Rebecca Williams reports.

  • 12 Apr 2015
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