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Calls to make the term 'nurse' a legally protected title amid fears over patient safety

The government is being urged to make the term 'nurse' a protected legal title as it has now been found people are calling themselves a nurse despite not being registered or qualified. 

Recently it has emerged that even in the NHS, unregistered staff have been using the term 'nurse', meaning patients cannot be sure the person treating them is qualified raising concerns for patient safety. 

Currently, only the term 'registered nurse' is a protected legal title. 

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Source: The Independent, 21 June 2021 


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