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Iain Duncan Smith’s brutal and bungled welfare reforms could be set to the plunge the NHS into chaos as nurses and doctors are paid huge sums to carry out benefit-slashing assessments instead of working in our chronically understaffed hospitals.
Last year the Royal College of Nusring warned that a lack of senior nurses in the NHS is putting patient care at risk. This followed a report a year earlier from the Department of Health funded Centre for Workplace Intelligence which found that the NHS will face a shortfall of 47,545 nurses by 2016. It is not just Tory cost cutting set to cause this crisis in the NHS, but a lack of suitably qualified homegrown nurses. Last year The Guardian reported that the shortage is already so acute that one in five nurses employed between 2013/14 had to be recruited from overseas.
US firm Maximus are the company brought…
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