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EXCLUSIVE: Nurse director turnover still worryingly high, research reveals

New research shows that more than half of nurse directors in the UK started their job in 2015 or later, adding to concerns about a continued high turnover of nurses at executive level.
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New research shows that more than half of nurse directors in the UK started their job in 2015 or later, adding to concerns about a continued high turnover of nurses at executive level

Nursing Standard research reveals half of chief nurses in the UK have been in post for three years or less, prompting concern about high turnover in senior roles.

More than a third (36%) took up their positions in the past two years, while 17% started in the past eight months.

An analysis of 225 trusts in England, five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, 14 health boards in Scotland and seven health boards in Wales found that 137 chief nurses (55%) had taken up their posts within the past three years, of

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