2015 NHS registered nurse supply and demand survey - findings


06 / 01 / 2016

NHS Employers conducted a survey asking NHS provider trusts in England for information about the current nurse workforce demand and their views on supply issues. The information collected has informed our response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of nursing on the shortage occupation list. 

On 15 October, the Home Secretary agreed to the temporary inclusion of nursing on the shortage occupation list due to increasing concerns raised by employers about available nurse supply. The inclusion of nursing on the list is an interim measure whilst the MAC gather evidence to assess whether there is a national shortage of nurses and to determine if nursing should be included on the list beyond this interim period.

This report provides analysis of the survey data collected and should be read in conjunction with the NHS Employers submission to the MAC call for evidence on the partial review of the shortage occupation list. 

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