Unfilled nurse training places climb to more than 700

More than 700 training places across pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses in England were left empty in the 2015-16 academic year following recruitment difficulties by universities, analysis by the national workforce planning body has confirmed.

Almost a third of school nursing course places, 15% of health visitor training spaces and 12% of district nursing course places were unfilled, representing a total shortfall of just over 300 students.

Meanwhile, 429 pre-registration nursing and midwifery commissions were left empty, including an almost 10% shortfall in learning disability nursing students.

For full article see Nursing Times 24 October 2016