The crucial gap in the People Plan’s workforce target
Without consistent, unambiguous staffing data, it’s difficult to gauge exact nurse numbers and vacancies
The NHS is in the grip of a workforce crisis, and nothing is more pressing than the shortage of its biggest resource – nurses. Health unions, charities, patient groups, academics, the media and even the UK governments all agree on one point: the nursing shortage needs to be addressed urgently.
Nursing Standard. 34, 8, 51-53. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.8.51.s14