Even before COVID-19, workforce shortages were the single biggest challenge facing health and social care. Nursing is the most pressing area of shortfall.

Our report Building the NHS nursing workforce in England examines recent trends, and argues for a shift in focus away from a single top-down target to a more sustainable, long-term approach. Here are eight key charts from the report.

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Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

December 2020

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. This...

REAL Centre

Working paper

Nurse supply model: progress so far

December 2020
Working paper

The Health Foundation's REAL Centre commissioned DAS to produce a model that can be used to develop...

REAL Centre

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