Nurse-led innovations and NHS waste to be highlighted by RCN campaign

Nurse-led innovations and NHS waste are to be highlighted in an RCN campaign to be launched shortly.

Detail of the Frontline First campaign was revealed by Dr Peter Carter (pictured), the RCN’s chief executive and general secretary, in a response to the letter from David Cameron and Nick Clegg about public sector workers.

The letter gives thanks to those that work within the public sector and asks them to help them find savings so public spending can be cut in a fair and responsible way.

Dr Carter said that the biggest challenge in the NHS is to ‘make savings while maintaining and improving standards of care’.

‘Nurses have the ideas and the commitment to meet this challenge and the RCN will be shortly launching its Frontline First campaign to show, region by region, where the innovations and waste are,’ he added.

Dr Carter said that he is optimistic that ‘£20bn of savings in the NHS will be made through efficiencies alone over the next four years’.

However it is already evident that cuts are happening in areas like nurse training and over 5,000 NHS posts were earmarked for closure, even before the consultation began.

The RCN has stated that it is gearing up to help show where nurse-led innovations, waste and cuts are in the NHS.

‘Over the coming months we will not stand back from showing where cuts are being made to the detriment of patient care,’ said Dr Carter.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

GPs place first orders from government flu jab reserve as £12m support fund rolled out

GPs place first orders from government flu jab reserve as £12m support fund rolled out

GP practices can start ordering flu vaccine from an 8m-dose government stockpile...

Quarter of government's 8m-dose flu stockpile is vaccine granted temporary approval

Quarter of government's 8m-dose flu stockpile is vaccine granted temporary approval

A vaccine yet to be licensed in the UK accounts for more than a quarter of the 8m...

GPs report drop in older patients coming forward with cancer symptoms

GPs report drop in older patients coming forward with cancer symptoms

More than half of GPs say numbers of older patients coming forward with cancer symptoms...

Failure to involve GPs in COVID-19 test and trace 'a disaster and a national shame'

Failure to involve GPs in COVID-19 test and trace 'a disaster and a national shame'

GPs and primary care teams should have played a key role in the UK’s efforts to test,...

RCGP chair 'livid' over attacks on general practice from 'armchair critics'

RCGP chair 'livid' over attacks on general practice from 'armchair critics'

General practice has risen 'heroically' to unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19...

Remote GP consultations a 'lifeline for the NHS' during pandemic, says Hancock

Remote GP consultations a 'lifeline for the NHS' during pandemic, says Hancock

The rapid switch to remote GP consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic provided...