LUFF PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NURSING
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LUFF PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NURSING

Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has met nursing leaders and students from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Westminster
The event, on a specially customised double decker bus, was part of the RCN Nursing counts campaign which highlights the key issues for the nursing community ahead of the general election.

On the bus were student nurses from across the UK along with Janet Davies, Executive Director of Nursing and Service Delivery for the RCN. Peter chatted to nursing students about why the shift to nursing as an all graduate profession is so important. He was given a copy of the RCN’s manifesto for the forthcoming general election and pledged their support to the Nursing counts campaign.

Peter said, after visiting the bus,

“The students and nurses I met today were keen and highly committed to delivering an excellent health service for their patients. I am very pleased to support the RCN’s Nursing Counts campaign. It is essential that nursing and nurses are given the support and recognition that they deserve. I was struck by the enormous common sense and enthusiasm among the student nurses I talked to – they were particularly worried about NHS bureaucracy and the target culture which they felt so often got in the way of delivering the outstanding care to which they are committed.”

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To find out more about the Nursing counts campaign and the key issues for nurses at the general election, please visit http://www.rcn.org.uk/generalelection
Photograph shows Peter Luff with three of the student nurses he met


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