A report by the Royal College of Nursing revealed that the NHS could be crippled by government spending cuts, retirement rates and fewer training places.
Independent research analysed the impact of all three factors on Britain’s hospitals.
Warning: Research has suggested a worst case in the next 10 years of 99,000 lost nursing jobs
According to the Daily Mirror, the report warned of a worst case of 99,000 job losses from a current workforce of 352,104 – a loss of 28 per cent.
Experts behind the research warned that even a small change in the number of training places or nurses taking retirement would seriously affect nursing numbers and patient care.”