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Nurses vow to stay safe as cuts loom

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:53 25 August 2010

NURSES have signed up to a union s health manifesto demanding proper staff training.

NURSES have signed up to a union's health manifesto demanding proper staff training.

UNISON's five point plan for nursing was launched at the union's health conference on April 20 with the message "Safety Before Shortcuts".

The union's head of nursing, Gail Adams, said: "We know that, despite assurances from all sides of the political divide, the NHS cannot escape from funding cuts in the very near future. I want to warn against job cuts that would hit patient care hard.

"The lessons must be learnt from the harrowing details of the poor treatment received by patients at Mid Staffordshire - caused by a lack of staff, particularly nurses.

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