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Parliamentary candidates urged to become ‘nursing champions’

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The election will take place on 12 December The election will take place on 12 December

Nurses are being urged to ask parliamentary candidates to be champions of the nursing workforce, ahead of the 12 December election.

The Royal College of nursing has launched an easy online tool enabling nurses to quickly identify their local candidates and email them using a pre-populated text.

The email asks candidates to demonstrate their commitment to nursing by becoming an RCN nursing champion and to give nursing staff in their constituency a voice in parliament.

‘The general election has come at a critical time for you, your colleagues and your patients,’ said Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive and general secretary of the RCN.

‘There are mounting pressures in the NHS, and health and social care services across the UK. Shifts are chronically understaffed and the resources you need to provide safe and effective care aren’t always available. The next UK government must take action to change this, in order to meet the health and wellbeing needs of our population. Please take two minutes today to email your PPCs. Remember they want to win your vote. You must use this to your advantage.’

To access the RCN’s tool, visit: https://action.rcn.org.uk/page/51601/action/1?ea.tracking.id=we-news

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