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Universities may close nursing courses, warn academics


Already young people have less interest in nursing than they did in previous decades. 10 years ago we were warned that health visitors would be retiring in droves as there were so many reaching pensionable age but nothing was done to replace them. We're already covering vacant caseloads and working ourselves into the ground. The pressures are going to get worse and worse. It's all very well reducing training because of the the deficit but is in house training going to be regulated to safe levels so that competent nurses are qualifying and is the shortfall ever going to be made up?

Posted date

20 July, 2010

Posted time

1:56 am