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Election 2015: making sure your voice is heard
  1. Alison Twycross
  1. School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Alison Twycross, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, UK; a.twycross{at}

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As I write there are less than 3 months until the UK general election. Never before has the outcome been so hard to predict. This means every vote counts; and it is important that nurses’ voices are heard. Given this, I was surprised to be told recently that many nurses do not vote. After all, if you do not vote you can hardly criticise if the Government is one that does not value the contribution made by nurses to healthcare. So, if you have not already registered, I urge to do so at:

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and other healthcare unions have identified key issues that they suggest nurses need to consider when deciding which party to vote for. The RCN campaign Nursing Counts can be accessed at: …

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