Cuts force neglect of ward rounds

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Hospital staff are so thinly stretched that ward rounds are neglected, medical colleges say.

Fewer staff, tighter budgets and a rising tide of admissions have led to a deterioration of ward rounds in hospitals, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Nursing have warned.

The quality of rounds must improve to ensure that patients are seen as people and not conditions, they added.