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Nursing taskforce finalises recommendations after feedback from over 2,000 nurses

Published on Jul 14, 2014 4:49 PM
 
The National Nursing Taskforce (NNT) is finalising its recommendations after meeting more than 2,000 nurses over the course of 18 dialogue and townhall sessions since December last year. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - The National Nursing Taskforce (NNT) is finalising its recommendations after meeting more than 2,000 nurses over the course of 18 dialogue and townhall sessions since December last year.

Their views on the NNT's preliminary recommendations - in areas such as the role enhancement of nurses; strengthening nurses' education and professional development; facilitating career advancement and progression; and better recognition for the profession - were sought during these meetings.

The task force was set up in December 2012 to review and recommend ways to develop the nursing profession as the need for manpower is expected to surge in the coming years.

On Monday, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, who has also been conducting sessions with nurses, held her third and final dialogue with 15 nurses at the Ministry of Health.

 
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