Nursing studies

Study on pause: how to help nursing students resume their courses

Strategies to support those at risk of leaving their degree courses for good, and how a pastoral lecturer programme can help students get back on track

Strategies to support those at risk of leaving their degree courses for good, and how a pastoral lecturer programme can help students get back on track

Recruitment and retention of health and social care staff continues to be a leading national issue, as the NHS faces the greatest workforce crisis in its history.

New data from NHS Digital show there were almost 47,000 registered nurse vacancies in the NHS in England alone between April and June 2022, with 34,000 nurses leaving their NHS roles over the past 12 months – an increase of 25% on the number the previous year.

High attrition rate makes it harder for the NHS to anticipate staff shortages

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