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NHS employers have increased staff numbers to relieve pressure

NHS employers have increased staff numbers to relieve pressure

26 March 2015

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NHS Employers have increased staff numbers in response to pressure on services to patients.

The increase is shown in workforce figures published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Responding to the figures, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation Danny Mortimer said: “The NHS increased its workforce by more than 23,000 last year to help its frontline manage ongoing, increasing public demand for care.

NHS Employers have increased staff numbers in response to pressure on services to patients.

The increase is shown in workforce figures published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Responding to the figures, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation Danny Mortimer said: “The NHS increased its workforce by more than 23,000 last year to help its frontline manage ongoing, increasing public demand for care.

“This increase is not yet keeping pace with demands for staff. However, efforts to increase training places, recruit overseas, attract trained staff back to practice and maintain the NHS as an attractive employer are ongoing priorities for the NHS locally and nationally.

“Employers are acutely aware that staff are bearing the brunt of pressure on the service and are doing everything they can to have more front line staff. Plans are in place to tackle recruitment challenges and staff shortages but we need to maintain ever-more ambitious efforts on this.”

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