Community nurses support TUC rally


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A rally and lobbying event held by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in December promoting public service workers has been praised by the Community & District Nursing Association (CDNA). CDNA chair Anne Duffy said her association welcomed the commitment made at the event by Labour Party chairman Charles Clarke MP to continued investment and reform of the NHS, and his pledge to devolve power to the front line. “The CDNA passionately believes that the NHS should be free at the point of delivery, and is pleased that the funding and reform of the NHS is now at the centre of political debate,” Ms Duffy said. “However, we need to ensure that extra funds reach primary care, and that the cash-strapped district nursing service receives extra resources. “The CDNA has lobbied the Government to ensure that extra resources channelled into the health service are allocated to the right areas. Extra funding for district nursing would allow for the provision of a UK-wide, 24-hour community nursing service.. This would prevent un





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