Nursing numbers in Britain : the argument for workforce planning

Buchan, James and Edwards, Nigel (2000) Nursing numbers in Britain : the argument for workforce planning. BMJ, 320 (7241). pp. 1067-1070. ISSN 1067–1070

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Britain has a serious shortage of nurses, as well as problems in recruiting and retaining them It is not simply that there are too few nurses; some key skills shortages also exist, with increasing demand for more qualified staff in some areas Much better planning of the workforce is required, and this needs to be more integrated with the planning for other groups in health care A change in the pay system may help, but the creation of better work environments may be part of the solution The rapid pace of change in the nursing profession has produced a challenge that the NHS needs to address

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
Date Deposited: 10 May 2007 13:03
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:37


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