Nurses demand protection for frontline staff

Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail, July 7, 2010 Up to 2,000 full-time nurse and midwifery posts are under threat in Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. More than 600 jobs a year could be lost if the NHS reduces the number of band five posts by 3% a year in Wales. RCN Wales yesterday called on health boards to protect frontline clinical posts and seek financial savings elsewhere, as it emerged the NHS spends £34m a year more on management staff as on senior nursing staff. ... Nurses