Nurses must learn to be more compassionate, ministers have said, as they announced a review of training and a drive to recruit older workers with more “life experience”.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said changes were needed to tackle scandalous failings in care and ensure that treating patients with respect and dignity became the top priority of all staff.
The national review will examine the education and training of all nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, before they qualify and throughout their career.
“The NHS stands for compassionate care or
it stands for nothing – and we know that
for many patients, compassionate nursing
makes all the difference.
by Laura Donnelly, Health Editor