Friday, 31 July 2015

Nursing staff levels

In addition to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining nurses, mentioned here before, not enough nurses are being trained, it has transpired. There has unfortunately been a history of Welsh-trained nurses departing for well-paid jobs across the border or even across the Atlantic, but that should be no excuse for rowing back on training.
The Conservatives are the latest group to draw attention to the nurse shortages. I suppose it is too much to hope that they will withdraw their call for a cancer drugs fund which would divert money from more pressing needs such as nurse recruitment.

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