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Complainant Name:
Full Fact

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times


Mr Joseph O'Leary of Full Fact complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article reporting on nursing cuts estimates which contained inaccuracies and was misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology:

In the report "Nurses get ready to vent their anger at £20bn blow to training, pay and jobs" (May 14), it was stated that the Royal College of Nursing "says that 61,000 NHS nursing jobs are at risk of being lost on top of the 26,000 that had gone in the two years to April this year". The figures actually related to the total NHS staff already lost or estimated to be at risk by the RCN and not nurses alone. We apologise for the confusion.

Date Published: 08/08/2012

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