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University Plugging the Nursing Shortage

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by Mark Andrews

At the moment there are estimated to be 40,000 nursing vacancies across the UK, but that figure is expected to rise to 70,000 over the next five years.

“The workforce is the make-or-break issue for the health service,” says Anita Charlesworth of The Health Foundation.

“Unless staffing shortages are substantially reduced, the recent NHS long-term plan can only be a wish list.”

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