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Why nursing older people in an acute setting is a great way to develop your career

A senior nurse explains her hospital trust’s opportunities for band 5 staff
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A senior nurse explains her hospital trust’s opportunities for band 5 staff

The number of hospital inpatients in England aged over 65 increased by almost half in the ten years to 2015-16 – from four million to just under six million, according to the Health Foundation.

And with data from the Office for National Statistics showing that the over-65s population is predicted to grow by 21% by 2027, it is easy to see why care for older people is a growing area in nursing.

To meet current and future demand, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is undertaking a recruitment drive to find enthusiastic band 5 nurses to come and work with us.

Clinical skills and communication

Working with older people provides nurses with broad experience, so is a great starting point for your nursing career. Nurses


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