‘No coherent workforce plan’ as NHS nurse shortage worsens
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‘No coherent workforce plan’ as NHS nurse shortage worsens

Stephanie Jones-Berry @NurseNewsSteph Assistant editor (investigations), Nursing Standard

Health Foundation report says fall in number of nurses and students is raising pressure on the profession and calls for action led by the government

NHS workforce planning in England is ‘not fit for purpose’, warns a new report, criticising the lack of a coherent strategy to tackle nursing shortages. The report by the Health Foundation charity argues that the situation is worsening, with fewer nurses coming into the NHS and fewer remaining in it. It calls for urgent collective action, led by the government, to remedy the issues.

Nursing Standard. 32, 11,12-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.11.12.s11

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