The five principals are to ensure that there are enough nursing staff:
- To meet patients' need,
- To stop nurses getting injured at work,
- To meet the health and social care needs of patients with long-term or age-related conditions,
- Prevent health care associated infections (HCAIs), and,
- Provide the best possible nursing care through excellent education and training.
The RCN has its own European elections web microsite. It has developed a template letter, detailing the five priorities, which can be used to elicit the views and support of MEP candidates.
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