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Demoralised nurses cite workload pressures

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Primary care nurses and health visitors working in the Ayrshire and Arran regions of Scotland have cited NHS bureaucracy, being short staffed and having to carry out work while off duty, as issues causing demoralisation.

Trade union GMB surveyed members working as primary care nurses and found 94 per cent claimed they spent too much time dealing with NHS bureaucracy, 97 per cent said had carried out work while off duty and 97 per cent said additional pressures were being placed upon them to cover for colleagues who are on holiday, off work unwell or who have left the organisation.

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