Nurses 'feel there is inadequate staffing'

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The Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dr Peter Carter has said that a survey of more than 2,000 senior nurses found that "the numbers of staff available in wards and other departments was simply inadequate".

Dr Carter said the government should take the survey results seriously.

A total of 71% said they were not confident that staffing levels were always adequate, with more than a third saying they were unsafe on a weekly basis.

The poll was published at the start of the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) annual conference, which is being held in Liverpool this week.

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