Scotland losing nurses as public sector shrinks

Ed Jacobs, Left Foot Forward, June 29, 2011 In a week which has seen DUP health minister Edwin Poots warn of thousands of job losses to come in the health service in Northern Ireland, and doctors making clear they prefer the way the NHS is working in Wales rather than England, with official figures in Scotland show that, between September 2010 and March this year, the number of nursing and midwifery staff in post fell by 1.2% (a cut of more than 700). The data, released by Scotland’s Information Services Division, reveals ... Scotland