Winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts are forcing the NHS to deny clinical training to nursing staff, according to a new RCN report.
Employers in every setting across the UK must ensure nursing staff have access to continuing professional development (CPD) and guarantee protected time for it, the RCN has said.
Without this nursing staff are at risk of falling behind with the latest developments in medicine and practice, with patient safety at risk as a consequence.
But frontline nurses have told the RCN that their employers grant study leave that is often cancelled due to the “winter crisis”and other staffing pressures. Cuts to training budgets in England resulted in a significant drop in the number of courses available.
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