Decline in nurse numbers is much more than a blip
Erin Dean Freelance health journalist
Front-line nurses, think tanks and the Nursing and Midwifery Council all agree that the nursing workforce is shrinking
Most nurses don’t need to be told there aren’t enough of them. Advertised posts that go unfilled, call bells that can’t be unanswered and case lists overburdened by an increasing level of work are familiar scenarios.
Nursing Standard. 32, 15, 19-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.15.19.s17