NHS nurses are too busy to care for patients properly, research shows

Survey of 30,000 nurses finds 53% fear quality of care is suffering, and some patients are being left to die alone

One in three hospital nurses are too busy to relieve patients’ pain, give them their medication on time or talk to them and their families, research reveals.

Fifty-three percent of nurses fear the quality of care patients receive is suffering because they cannot do everything they need to do during their shift, according to a survey of 30,000 nurses.

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