Warning of mental health nurses substituted on wards
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Warning of mental health nurses substituted on wards

RCN says some nurses could breach the Code, but NHS England denies inappropriate staffing in mental health services

Mental health and learning disability nurses are reportedly being unlawfully replaced with adult or children’s nurses due to staff shortages, prompting warnings of an NHS ‘on the cusp of a national crisis’.

Mental Health Practice. 27, 1, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/mhp.27.1.6.s2

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