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Health secretary announces nursing workforce reforms

Jeremy Hunt has announced wide-ranging reforms to increase nurse training places and retain staff.

They include a 25% increase in training posts for nurses and improvements to working conditions. The government will provide funding for the clinical placements required for an additional 5,170 pre-registration nurse degrees from 2018. This builds on the commitment to 10,000 more training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals announced in August this year. More....