The roundtable on Nursing and the economic downturn likely to look in the replica of the recession on public finances, with previous recessions, with a sharp drop in public spending after the recession of the same the same.The panellists were: John Carvel, a former director of the Committee on Social Affairs Guardian (President) Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Care, Professor James Buchan, Queen Margaret University, Dr Peter Carter, Royal College of Nursing, Professor Celia Davies, St. Thomas Hospital, Anna Dixon, King’s Fund, Professor Julian LeGrand, London School of Economics, Dr Patrick Nolan, the Reformation, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Kings College London, Professor Jane Salvage, health independent director and support office in the common policy of the Commission for PM; Tarusenga Rumba, the reconstruction of London and Jo Webber, NHS Confederation. The roundtable was held on August 25, 2009 at the headquarters of the MRC in London.
RCN warns that the downturn could be the biggest threat to nurses and patients in living memory, as it publishes a report of a roundtable discussion attended by specialists in health policy.
Nurses and the economic slowdown – a round table is available at
The report details the five key questions that the care of patients at risk because of previous crises, including jobs, training and limited public health budgets, slash and burn job cuts and low morale. Includes the recommendations of the MRC such as nurses and politicians to reduce the risk of history repeating itself.
The report clearly indicates that patient care should be the stage for nurses and policy makers, and have the right mix of skills is essential for the delivery of care. Health managers must recognize the importance of the role of nurses in maintaining the quality, innovation and prevention, and should be fundamental principles of financial decision-making. Today’s report also highlights the value and effectiveness of specialist nurses who support patients with long term conditions.
Even if it’s good news that there is now evidence to suggest that the economy is slowly recovering, it is vital that health workers are not left out in the cold, as has happened in the past. The NHS has made excellent progress in recent years – would be devastating to lose these gains nurses can and must play a leading role in introducing innovations to help improve patient care and to make the NHS as effective as we approach the next general election, it is important that all policies . share realize the impact of these decisions may have on the 1.3 million people working for the NHS.
The document was presented to the Commission the Prime Minister on the future of nursing and midwifery in England.