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Role substitution

Erin Dean Freelance health journalist

Evidence suggests that diluting the nursing skill mix is harmful to care, yet some employers feel they have no choice but to use other staff to fill gaps in the workforce

A trust struggling to recruit nurses attracted media interest by revealing it might use other staff to fill gaps in its nurse rosters.

Nursing Standard. 32, 20, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.20.18.s16

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