A firm foundation for the future workforce
Alison Twycross @alitwy Lead nurse and professor, Children’s nursing at the school of health and social care, London South Bank University
With many applicants just missing the grades needed to begin nursing degrees, foundation years are the answer
Most people living in the UK will be aware there is a crisis in the registered nursing workforce, with around 40,000 unfilled posts in England alone. There are many reasons for this, including incredibly poor planning in the NHS over many years.
Nursing Standard. 32, 29, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.29.29.s20