Warning over nurse workforce cuts

Belfast Telegraph, July 18, 2011 The NHS in England could lose nearly 100,000 nurses over the next decade, according to new research. The report found that in the worst case scenario, 28% of nurses might be cut from the current workforce of just over 352,000. The Queen Margaret University study, commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), examined eight possible sequences of events taking into account training places for nurses and midwives, rates of retirement and overseas recruitment. ... Warning