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Sidone Chilufya reports on the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s campaign to highlight lack of investment in the community nursing workforce
Right Nurse, Right Skills is a campaign being run by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) that encourages employers to increase the number and skills of district nurses.
So far the campaign has prompted 1,200 contributions to its webpage, which highlights how home-based care is suffering from the substitution of qualified nurses with healthcare assistants (HCAs).
One nurse reported that half the registered nurses in her trust were being replaced by HCAs. Another respondent said all band 5 nurses who left their posts in her organisation were being replaced with HCAs.
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