Immigration Cap Expected To Drive NHS Specialist Nurse Training

Peter Griffiths, the director of the National Nursing Research Unit, has said the onus is on the NHS to solve any shortages by training its own staff, rather than recruiting from abroad. Mr Griffiths recently told the Nursing Times that some areas, including theatre nurses, were experiencing shortages because they were no longer part of the undergraduate curriculum, so few students experienced the work during placements. He said “There’s a generally recognised tendency that people are, by and large, more likely to consider going into a particular area if they have some experience of it.”

The temporary Immigration Cap, which will be introduced later this month prior to the introduction of the full cap in April 2011, is expected to have a major impact on the National Health Service due to the fact that many roles are already considered to be in shortage.

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