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Nurses 'spending too much time on paperwork'

21 April 2013 Last updated at 09:54 BST

Nurses are being prevented from caring for their patients because they are drowning in a "sea of paperwork", according to the Royal College of Nursing.

The Royal College of Nursing poll of 6,000 nurses found 17.3% of their hours were spent on tasks such as filing, photocopying and ordering supplies.

Jane Dreaper reports.