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Investing in Patient Safety and Outcomes

Health and care nursing workforce and supply in England

Published: 01/11/2022
Last updated: 01/11/2022
Publication code: 010 567

Addressing workforce shortages and ensuring that there are the right numbers of registered nurses and nursing staff with the right skills in the right place at the right time is vital to ensure everyone can access safe and effective health and care services. This report highlights how successive UK governments have failed to tackle the nursing workforce crisis and presents solutions for sustainable nursing recruitment and retention.

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