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A survey of 480 nurses and midwives by has shown that the industry may be showing signs of optimism about the NHS under the new coalition Government.

142 of the 480 nurses and midwives surveyed believe that the care NHS patients receive will be of a lower quality under the new coalition government than it was under Labour.

However, a significant number of almost 100 nurses feel differently - that the new Liberal Democrat - Conservative coalition will able to deliver a better overall service of care. And that is a more positive reponse to a non-Labour Government than that recorded before the election.

Prior to the election, a previous survey showed a massive swing in favour of Labour. Then, in March, the clear feeling among the nurses questioned was that the NHS could only be trusted under Gordon Brown.

It would seem the coalition Government is gaining grudging favour from UK nurses.


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