Health and Sport Committee asks questions re Scottish Care Nursing Workforce Data report

Health and Sport Committee asks questions re Nursing Workforce Data


The Convenor of the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament as part of their Inquiry into Recruitment and Retention has asked the Cabinet Secretary for information relating to nursing recruitment into the social care sector. The Committee raises important questions about the extent to which the current critical shortage in nurses in social care has previously been factored into student intake calculations and what impact any inclusion has had to date.


Scottish Care remains concerned, as was highlighted in evidence given to the Committee by our Chief Executive Dr Donald Macaskill, that the critical level of nurse vacancies and likely ongoing negative impacts caused by Brexit and other factors, needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.


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Last Updated on 12th December 2016 by Scottish Care

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