Labour Asks £4 Million Press Budget Be Used For Hiring Nurses

Marina Dimova, Visit Bulgaria, July 5, 2010 The Labour party asking the health service to use its communications budget for recruiting more nurses, argues it could by using the £3.9 million spent on over 120 press and media staff, hire 150 nurses. The sum was obtained through making Freedom of Information requests to health boards. Labour’s Jackie Baillie accusing the SNP of forcing the NHS to plan 4,000 job cuts, including 1,500 nurses, said she wanted the NHS to employ real not spin doctors, including nurses not press officers, adding the £4 million spent on press and communications, in a better use of the resources should go on the front line. ... Labour