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Laying foundations: Attitudes and access to mental health nurse education

Report 08/10/2020Billy Palmer | Rachel Hutchings | Claudia Leone

Mental health nursing is a vital and varied profession, accounting for over a third of the mental health workforce in England. Yet the numbers choosing to study to join the profession are unable to meet sharply rising demand. This major new report, commissioned by NHS Employers and the Mental Healt...

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Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce

Report 21/03/2019Jake Beech | Simon Bottery | Anita Charlesworth | Harry Evans | Ben Gershlick | Nina Hemmings | Candace Imison | Pinchas Kahtan | Helen McKenna | Richard Murray | Billy Palmer

The workforce challenges currently facing the health service pose a threat to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years. In advance of the NHS's workforce implementation plan later this year, the Nuffield Trust has joined forces with the Health Foundation and The King's Fund to outline...

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The health care workforce in England: make or break?

Report 15/11/2018Nuffield Trust | The Health Foundation | The King's Fund

In advance of the publication of the NHS long-term plan, we've joined forces with the Health Foundation and The King's Fund to highlight the scale of workforce challenges now facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years.

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The mixed fortunes of nursing numbers

Blog post 15/12/2017Fiona Johnson

There are more hospital nurses in post than in 2010, yet there are shortages of nurses wherever you look. Each nursing specialty has its problems, but they are not all the same, as Fiona Johnson investigates.

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England’s new workforce strategy ignores the elephant in the room

Blog post 15/12/2017Candace Imison

The workforce strategy consultation lays bare the scale of the current crisis in health care services. Its plans are admirable, but it fails to address the core reasons for the NHS's predicament, argues Candace Imison.

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Frontline truths: nursing rhetoric and reality

Blog post 05/12/2017Louise Taylor

With nursing staff increases not keeping up with demand, acute medical nurse Louise Taylor describes what it’s like to work at the coalface and why it’s time to stop the tall talk if we want to retain current staff.

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Disposable expertise: how nurses and teachers get taken for granted

Blog post 31/10/2017Fiona Johnson

Fiona Johnson looks at the similarities between the two professions, argues we underestimate their expertise at our peril, and suggests why they’re not appreciated enough.

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Nuffield Trust responds to Jeremy Hunt's speech at Conservative Party conference

Press release 03/10/2017

Nigel Edwards comments on Jeremy Hunt’s promise to fund 5,000 new training places for nurses.

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Comment on the Royal College of Nursing’s 'Safe and Effective Staffing' report

Press release 29/09/2017

Nigel Edwards responds to the publication of the Royal College of Nursing's survey findings showing serious concerns within the nursing workforce.

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