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NMC responds to the Government's Covid-19 Social Care Winter Plan for England

Andrea Sutcliffe, responds to the Goverment's Covid-19 Social Care Winter plan for England.

Commenting on the winter plan issued today, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), said:

“This is a positive step forward in addressing the widespread effect Covid-19 has had on the social care sector.

“We’ve all seen first-hand the incredible difference social care nurses are making every day for people living in some of the most vulnerable of circumstances – so a commitment from the government to ensure they have the appropriate PPE and infection control support could not be more welcome.

“I’m also pleased to see the introduction of a new Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care and look forward to working closely with them to address the unique challenges facing those working in social care settings.

“While this plan is a positive step, the pressures that existed in social care before the pandemic remain and have been exacerbated. A long term commitment to social care reform is desperately needed to stop these pressures impacting on the quality of care for people using services.

“The pandemic is far from over. We must all band together to support those working in social care to safely deliver the kind and effective care that everyone deserves.”

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