Nurses are considered to be the biggest contributors to society. in UK go ahead of doctors and teachers, survey of in public It has found.
YouGov asked for a representative sample of 1805 adults who group from list of five types of professionals have made the greatest contribution to society.
Nurses topped the list (chosen by 16%) with doctors and teachers in compound second (12% each). Next came scientists (6%) and engineers (4%).
” public knows that the medical staff is doing their best in everything they do for patients and those in our concern,” said Pat Cullen. general secretary and executive director of King’s College of Nursing Care (RCN), which ordered research.
“These conclusions show how much public respect, admire and appreciate the medical staff.”
nurses special place in British respect is firmly entrenched. They topped the Ipsos Mori credibility index, an annual survey. of what professional groups public trust the most to say truth – everyone year since they were first included in 2016.
In the latest release last December 94% of interviewees said they trust nurses to be truthful ahead of librarians (93%), doctors (91%) and teachers (86%). Ad managers had the lowest trust score: just 16%, followed by politicians and government ministers (both 19% each).
Ruth May, England’s Chief Medical Officer, said: “It’s fantastic to read that public thinks work nurses do it high. No doubt their tireless work throughout the pandemic and to this day plays a huge role in play in that.”
However, a YouGov poll also found that 70% of The British think there are too few nurses. give proper medical care for patients. Latest NHS data show that the health service in England short of nearly 40,000 nurses.
Miriam Deakin, director of policy and strategy in hospitals body NHS providers said: “Lack of labor in NHS is the most pressing issue for trust leaders and colleagues through health and care.
“We have 110,000 vacancies. in trusts alone, high levels of burnout and alarming numbers of employees leaving the service.
meanwhile four home the chief nurses of the country support new campaign called here for A life whose purpose is to raise awareness of roles of nurses and midwives perform and skills they deploy. This also intended to encourage potential recruits to consider becoming a trainee.
“Here for A life campaign about emphasizing that career in nurses and midwives are highly trained and require a combination of of professionalism, commitment, knowledge, competence and compassion.
“We hope that future generations of Nurses and midwives will be inspired by these stories and will choose to join occupations,” said Professor Jane Cummings, Chair of The RCN Foundation, which implements this initiative.