BBC News - Nurses to first train in basic care, ministers to say Are they really trying to say that the core of the failures was a lack of compassion and empathy from nurses? They already do in-ward training as part of the degree as well as care in the community, surely that is enough? Throughout this saga the problems were always blamed in further up the ivory tower with stupid cost cutting and targets, why are they not getting targeted? Or if they are why not more severely? I had seriously hoped that such a scandal would finally lead to the real in depth no holds barred look at the system. Or am i missing something in all this?