Steve Jamieson from the Royal College of Nursing
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Royal College of Nursing welcome 'special measures'

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has welcomed "special measures" for 11 underperforming hospitals, to help achieve acceptable levels of care.

The government's initiative will place senior managers and doctors from successful hospitals in England in to trusts failing on key targets in a scheme lasting between three to five years.

Spokesman Steve Jamieson told the BBC "it is key that we have got good leadership and the expertise and experience of these good leaders shared across areas where it is not so successful". He said he hoped the scheme will support nurses improve patient care.

  • 19 Sep 2013
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