Scottish nursing union gives cuts warning

BBC, July 6, 2010 The Royal College of Nursing has launched a campaign to protect nurses from cuts in the NHS. RCN Scotland said health boards must make total savings of at least £250m next year to break even. The Scottish government has already announced that 1,500 nursing and midwifery posts will be lost across the 14 health boards in the coming year. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said NHS funding had risen despite a £500m cut in the Scottish budget. ... Scottish