RCN says it will “challenge all parties” to fund the NHS properly in election run-up

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The Royal College of Nursing says it will challenge all parties to give health and care services the funding and staff they need for safe patient care.

Theresa May announced that she would call an early general election which, subject to parliamentary approval, is to be held on the June 8th 2017.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is prompting members and the general public to remember the NHS when they place a mark on the ballot paper this June.

Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN, said: “Brexit is not the only issue the country faces – we will make sure that NHS and social care are on the ballot paper this June”.

She goes on to explain “The RCN will challenge all parties to give health and care services the funding and staff they need for safe patient care. We will be consulting our members on the RCN’s manifesto and the commitments they want to see from election candidates”.

The RCN is currently embroiled in an on-going row with the government over the NHSPRB recommendations to extend the 1% pay cap.