Impact of contracting out careBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3971 (Published 28 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3971
- Deborah J Roberts, senior practice nurse1
- 1Medical Centre, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9HX, UK
Stories about bad nursing are regularly reported in the media,1 and I am in no doubt that care in these cases is appalling. However, what is really happening?
Over the past 10-15 years the NHS seems to have been changing, with a drive to save money by cutting the number of “qualified nurses” and employing …