‘We don’t have enough nurses to keep all our patients safe,’ says RCN leader

  • Chris Easom
  • December 27, 2020

There are not enough nurses to safely care for patients in the UK, according to the body that represents the profession, and many of those who are working are suffering from anxiety and burnout after a gruelling nine months treating Covid patients. The latest NHS figures show there were 36,655 vacancies for nursing staff in England in September, with the worst shortages affecting mental health care and acute hospitals.