Lives at risk from learning disability nurse shortage, report warns – Morning Star Online

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ASHORTAGE of specialist learning disability nurses could be putting lives at risk, a report published today warns.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found that the number of learning disability nurses in England has risen by just 22 in the last three years, having hit a record low of 3,192 in 2018.

Its report warns that there is a staffing crisis in all nursing roles which could affect patients’ safety.

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