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RCN Wales welcomes Welsh Government recruitment campaign

9 May 2017

Encouraging nurses to train, and remain, in Wales

Commenting on the launch of the Welsh Government’s ‘This Is Wales: Train. Work. Live.’ recruitment campaign, encouraging more clinical staff to train and work in Wales, Tina Donnelly, Director, RCN Wales, said:

“The messages that this campaign conveys are vitally important in the current health care climate; acting as a reminder of the benefits our country truly has to offer to those who decide to train, and remain, as a health care professional in Wales.”

“Encouraging these individuals to work in Wales must continue until we see stable workforce levels that our NHS requires to function efficiently and effectively, allowing patients to receive the highest standard of care possible.”

Gaynor Jones, RCN Welsh Board Chair & Council Member for Wales, also commented:

“The lifestyle perks Wales has to offer are tenfold – idyllic locations, affordable housing and bustling city settings. However, we must remember that we are also leaders in many facets of health care, including being the first country in Europe to introduce a law to protect nurse staffing levels on wards of the NHS.”

“Whilst we face many challenges, Wales is a country that values and celebrates the contribution nurses and midwives make to people’s lives on a daily basis and I hope this campaign will go a long way in conveying that message to those thinking of coming to work and live here. It is safe to say that our small nation has a lot to offer.”

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