How's nursing in the UK? - page 2

Hi! Just wondering how is nursing in the UK currently? I wanted to apply as an ICU nurse, and maybe someone can give first hand info anything about the healthcare facilities/ nursing programs/... Read More

  1. Visit  skylark profile page
    BBC News - London NHS spends 13m on public relations

    There was also a feature on BBC news recently saying that the NHS is being forced to recruit overseas nurses, mainly from Portugal, as there is such a shortage of UK nurses.
    BBC News - West Suffolk Hospital recruits nurses in Portugal

    I find that very hard to believe. When i was in the UK a few months ago, there was a A&E band 5 being advertised in the hospital I worked agency, and they had over 80 applicants that met the criteria. Some were even experiences band 6 and 7s.
    I personally know of some very capable A&E nurses who are working in pubs and restaurants until they can find jobs again.

    So what on earth is going on when there are such huge discrepancies between what I see for myself and what the BBC says?
  2. Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.