‘Don’t forget’ Brexit impact on social care sector

Leading representatives from the UK’s care sector have warned that the vote to leave the European Union could have serious consequences for the workforce in their sector.

While much has already been said about the potential impact on the NHS workforce from a Brexit, care home and home care providers are also at risk, it has been highlighted.

Thousands of overseas nurses have been drafted into the NHS to ease chronic staff shortages over recent years.

Concerns that they may now feel unwelcome and turn their backs on the country in the wake of the referendum result, has prompted senior figures to state how much they are valued and appreciated.

Full story in Nursing Times 29 June 2016