More training places won’t fix the crisis
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More training places won’t fix the crisis

Josie Irwin @#NursingCounts#scrapthecap RCN head, Employment relations

Real progress would be scrapping the pay cap and increasing the availability of good clinical placements

The government’s announcement of 10,000 additional training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals has rightly been welcomed but let’s not get carried away. After all, as the RCN’s recent analysis identified, there are 40,000 nursing vacancies in the NHS in England alone.

Nursing Standard. 32, 3,27-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.3.27.s25

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