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Q&A The RCN's Peter Carter

The RCN's chief executive and general secretary discusses the focus on primary care nurses, their pay, and training and developing the workforce with Rita Som.

Retirement cannot come soon enough

I read with interest the last issue of Independent Nurse. I find some of the GP's attitudes towards nurses breath taking (Independent Nurse, 3 March 2014, p10-11). For example, laughing when a nurse asked about the support for prescribing.

NHS funding is finite, so spend with care

In December 2011, prime minister David Cameron extolled the merits of telehealth, asserting: 'We've trialled it, it's been a huge success and now we're on a drive to roll this nationwide'.

NHS redesign must not ignore dementia

The Health Select Committee's review of how health and social care systems are coping in the tough economic climate, published in January, highlights the need for a radical shake up of how we fund health and social care.

Improve nursing care by investing in staff

When, earlier this month, prime minister David Cameron proclaimed that 'nursing needs to be about patients, not paperwork' he provoked anger from nurses keen to point out that understaffing is at the heart of poor patient care.

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