National action and funding for nursing recruitment drive welcome
03 July 2018
- The NHS launches a £8m campaign, funded by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, to highlight recruitment opportunities within the health service.
- The campaign will initially focus on nursing and will highlight opportunities in mental health, learning disability and community and general practice nursing.
- NHS Providers welcomes national funding and support for trusts to recruit and retain nurses.
The head of analysis at NHS Providers, Phillippa Hentsch, said:
“Recruiting and retaining the right level of staff is now the biggest issue for NHS trusts. There are around 36,000 nursing vacancies alone so national action and funding for this recruitment drive is very welcome.
There are around 36,000 nursing vacancies alone so national action and funding for this recruitment drive is very welcome.
“Nurses are an extremely valuable part of the NHS workforce. We are pleased that the Department of Health and Social Care is working with NHS England to promote the variety of nursing careers and supporting trusts by highlighting why the NHS is a great place to work for nurses.”