NHS nurse shortage forces health service to recruit overseas Four out of five new nurses in hospitals came from abroad in 2013-14, most from Spain, Portugal and the Philippines.
The NHS is facing such a chronic shortage of homegrown nurses that four out of five new nurses in hospitals have come from abroad, new health service data shows.
Overseas recruitment of nurses has more than quadrupled in a year, underlying the extent of the difficulty hospitals are encountering in their efforts to boost nurse numbers. Continue reading... The Guardian