1 in 8 nursing posts are vacant and on current trends, we will soon be short of 180,000 nurses.
“Staff in mental health services are facing burnout as a result of years of underfunding."
The union claims the Governments failure to act is having a direct impact on patient care, as outsourced staff leave in search of better-paid jobs.
In June 2018, there were 41,000 full-time NHS vacancies for nurses in England alone.
The total number of staff leaving the NHS due to a poor work-life balance has more than tripled.
The government continues to insist plans are in place to recruit more staff.
HEE say they plan to train 45,000 nursing associates by 2027 with around 17,000 going on to become Registered Nurses.
He promised to ensure a “meaningful expansion” in the number of undergraduate nurses.
Unions warned the "unrealistic" visa requirement would only worsen the NHS's "severe shortage" of nurses
Applications to study nursing are also continuing to fall.
Members contributions will remain unchanged until at least March 2021.
The basic salary paid to MPs will have risen by £13,730 since April 2010
"These pressures are not just a matter for staff themselves but have a knock-on effect on patients too."
Newly qualified nurses said they has been subjected to “disrespectful, unprofessional and uncivil” behaviour.
The Department of Health and Social Care claims the plans will make a positive change to sickness absence rates, staff performance and retention.