The best way to fix a shortage of nurses is to have more nurses
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The best way to fix a shortage of nurses is to have more nurses

Peter Griffiths Chair, Health sciences research, University of Southampton, National Institute for Health Research

Research findings on staffing are consistently clear – the registered nurse has no substitute

We all know the NHS is desperately short of nurses. The number of nursing vacancies is close to 40,000 – about one in eight posts.

Nursing Standard. 34, 1, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.1.13.s10

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