Recruiters give cautious welcome for radical measures to plug healthcare workforce gap

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to proposals set out in a new report on how to avert the UK’s impending healthcare workforce crisis.

However, they also warned that the recommendations might not go far enough. With the shortage of nurses in the UK set to double to 70,000 by 2023-24, the report by three influential health think tanks warns that unless radical action is taken, and if current trends continue, the NHS will have a shortfall of 108,000 full-time equivalent nurses in 10 years’ time.

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