Analysis

More investment and focus needed to ease pressures on learning disability nursing workforce

In January, the House of Commons' health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although a ten-year workforce strategy is being actioned, figures show 16.3% of learning disability posts in England are now unfilled. So how can workforce pressures be eased?

In January, the House of Commons' health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although a ten-year workforce strategy is being actioned, figures show 16.3% of learning disability posts in England are now unfilled. So how can workforce pressures be eased?

MPs have added their voice to the chorus of concerns about the future of the learning disability nurse workforce.

The House of Commons’ health committee said it was ‘particularly’ worried about what was happening as it unveiled the findings of its inquiry into the entire nursing workforce.

16.3%

The vacancy rate for learning disability nurses

The cross-party group of MPs said too little attention had been given to

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