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November 2019

November 6, 2019

There has been a lot of media coverage, both national and local regarding fears that changes to nurses working hours in North Wales will have a terrible impact on staff morale. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) revealed plans which will affect how the breaks are implemented and paid, for about 17,000 members of staff in a bid to save £500,000. While the health board, which has remained in special measures for four years, claims the new rota will standardise the shift patterns, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Wales has slammed the plan’s “inflexibility” and the long terms effects on nursing numbers.

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