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Government urged to address the shortage of specialist nursing staff

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A new report by the Royal College of Nursing shows the number of learning disability nurses working in NHS Hospitals, NHS hospital and community services in England has risen by only 22 in three years.

Worryingly, there is estimated to be only 17,000 learning disability specialist nurses on the NMC register in the UK. 

The Royal College of Nursing is urging the government to address the shortage of specialist nurses for learning disabilities. 

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Source: Royal College of Nursing, 22 June 2021

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