BBC Scotland falsely calls Royal College of Nursing a ‘nursing body’ in fake staffing crisis concoction
In the repeated TV broadcasts this morning and on the website, we hear/see something along these lines:
‘The public are being urged to back a campaign for tougher legislation to ensure there are enough nurses to deliver high-quality patient care. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland said the latest NHS workforce data showed the highest number of nursing vacancies ever reported. It said its members were at “breaking point” and it was “time for change”. The nursing body (sic)* has previously called for legislation in each part of the UK to address staffing for safe and effective care.’
The RCN is a trades union with a fancy, particularly loyalist name. It is extremely partisan, as it should be, in pursuing the interest of its members, not a ‘body’ charged with the responsibility to use scientifically gathered evidence to support any claims of need for change or of a crisis in resourcing.