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Cornwall should welcome NHS announcement – even if it’s from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree!

Posted on: 5th August 2019

Today’s hospital funding announcement confirms imminent General Election The Johnson Government is making an extra £850 million available for future capital spending on NHS hospitals. This includes nearly £100 million for the long awaited and long promised rebuilding of the seriously deficient Princess Alexandra Maternity wing at Treliske, Truro. Facilities in the wing have become […]

Migrant nurse surcharge hike – ‘morally bankrupt’, says RCN

Posted on: 31st December 2018

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that the fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400 from tomorrow (Jan 2019). This will discourage nurse recruitment at exactly the time the NHS needs them most. RCN acting general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair: ‘These fees can tear […]

To “Save our NHS”…it needs “20% more by 2020” – cross/non-Party Campaign launched

Posted on: 13th June 2018

A major campaign group of current and recently retired NHS clinicians, medical staff and cross/non Party campaigners have launched a campaign which calls on the Government to “Save our NHS” by significantly increase resources – “20% more by 2020”. Headed by NHS campaigner and former MP, Andrew George and former Cornwall NHS Chief, Dr Colin […]

Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS.

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS. But they’re taken for granted by the Government. Perhaps this is because Ministers know they’ll always put the interests of their patients above themselves. Nurses are rarely moved to militancy. They’ve endured a painful pay cap for more than 5 years with little complaint and been offered […]

Nurses deserve a real champion

Posted on: 11th May 2018

Today (12th May) is National Nurses Day. Nurses are the ones with the patients. The backbone of our NHS. But they’re also massively undervalued. Many work in clinically unsafe environments where understaffing undermines the ability of committed nurses to give their patients the standard of care they seek to uphold. Safe staffing When i was […]