Florence Nightingale Foundation’s Chief Executive,  Professor Greta Westwood CBE, responding to today’s general election results:

“FNF congratulates the newly elected government and urges immediate focus on the critical needs of nurses and midwives. Addressing workforce shortages, enhancing professional development and leadership opportunities, and improving working conditions must be top priorities to ensure high-quality, and safe, patient and social care. The dedication and hard work of our nurses and midwives across the UK deserve recognition and support through effective policies. We look forward to collaborating with the new government to achieve these goals and support our health and social care systems.”

The results are: Labour – 412 MPs, Conservative – 121 MPs, Liberal Democrats – 72 MPs, SNP – 9 MPs, Sinn Fein – 7 MPs, Independent – 6 MPs, Democratic Unionist Party – 5 MPs, Reform UK – 5 MPs, Plaid Cymru – 4 MPs, Green Party – 4 MPs,  Social Democratic & Labour Party – 2 MPs, Alliance Party – 1 MP, Ulster Unionist Party – 1 MP, Traditional Unionist Voice – 1 MP. FNF will be seeking to reach out to nurses and midwives from all parties to address the needs of the professions around the UK.

Notes for editors

  • Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is a UK based charity, established 90 years ago, supporting nurses and midwives to improve care and save lives. The FNF Academy provides nursing and midwifery leadership development, ongoing support and independent thought leadership.
  • Read our response to the NHS England workforce plan.
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