According to the latest figures from NHS digital, there has been a 40% drop in the number of registered LD Nurses in NHS posts from 5,368 in 2010 to 3,223 in 2020.
Given the scale of the challenge, we are so proud about what we have been able to achieve on the national stage so far. So far, we have gained support from over 20 MPs from West London and across the country, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and different parties including the Conservative, Labour, Scottish National and Democratic Unionist Parties.
We have already made steps to do this as we have worked with the MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman to table an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament on the shortage of LD nurses. The motion has won support from 11 MPs so far.
You can see the EDM on the parliamentary website by clicking here