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Retire or stay: why nurses are working into their seventies

The government wants recently-retired NHS nurses to return or delay retirement altogther to retain their skills and experience

The government wants recently-retired NHS nurses to return or delay retirement altogether to retain their skills and experience

  • NHS England is urging employers to entice recently retired nurses back to work and support those approaching retirement to delay it
  • The number of nurses working beyond 70 is increasing, but the RCN warns this is not a sustainable solution to staffing shortages
  • How flexible retirement options could work for nurses who want to carry on working and achieve a better work-life balance

Deep in the latest data report from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on people joining, leaving and remaining on the professional register is an easily missed statistic that

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