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Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: State of the nation’s labour nursing market 2022

Published: 07/02/2022
Last updated: 04/02/2022
Publication code: 010 108
This report examines nursing workforce data from January 2020 through the COVID-19 pandemic, to the present day. In the past two years, the complex external context has only highlighted and exacerbated existing, long-standing issues with health and care workforce supply and retention in the UK. This document sets out the nursing workforce picture in the UK – as far as the limited and inconsistent data allows. 

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