Nursing recruitment has changed

01.05.2022

Nursing recruitment has changed

Nursing recruitment has changed over the past years in so many ways.

There is an obvious shortage of nurses across all specialties UK wide, and when you consider the natural ageing of experienced nurses in the profession, coupled with far fewer new nurses qualifying you can understand why nurses are in such demand.

 

The primary benefits are for nurses to have more flexibility around their own schedules as well as more money earnt from working as a locum agency nurse as opposed to working with their local bank Trust. (Even after you take into consideration the strict guidelines passed to the agencies – for example, introducing capped rates, specific regulations regarding compliance and introduction of IR35 which meant all agency workers have to work via an umbrella service.)

The pandemic has caused huge changes with many nurses choosing not to work at all during the crisis and has highlighted the grave shortage of nurses especially within ICU and critical care wards. Although some nurses have returned to nursing during the height of the pandemic to assist as volunteers, and others have been fast tracked through NMC registration to assist on the wards and front line to reduce the pressure on current staff there is still a huge shortage in both the private and public sector.

Nurses are now able to pick and choose the role they want as they realise that they are an essential commodity

Nurses currently have so much choice as to where they want to go and can pick at choose their shifts, working flexible assignments in locations across all of UK. As a specialist Healthcare recruitment agency, we offer bespoke recruitment solutions for all our clients across our specialisms, as well as a genuine passion for providing a personal service.

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