Staffing Crisis Is Far from over, Say Nurses
Marsh, Beezy, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: BEEZY MARSH
STAFF shortages have left NHS nursing on the critical list, despite claims that life on the wards is improving.
Wards are struggling with staff vacancy rates of up to 20 per cent and almost one in ten nurses are brought in from private agencies, surveys have found.
An influx of foreign recruits is simply plugging the gap, rather than providing a long-term solution.
Damning surveys released yesterday by the Royal College of Nursing showed the number of nurses registered to work in Britain since 1998 would have remained static without the surge of recruits from overseas.
Dr Beverly Malone, the college's general …
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