More must be done to address the children’s nursing workforce crisis
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More must be done to address the children’s nursing workforce crisis

Annette Dearmun Nurse consultant, Fullflight Ltd, Oxford, Nursing Children and Young People
Dorothy Bean Lead nurse for corporate projects, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital

The deficits in the UK’s NHS workforce are well publicised and have been described in the media as a ‘national emergency’. Factors include a historically high nursing student attrition rate during training as about one quarter of students, including one third of children’s nurses, fail to complete their courses.

Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 3, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.3.5.s1

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