Government launches £4m NHS recruitment campaign

The
Government has launched a new £4m campaign aimed at recruiting staff to work in
the NHS.

It
hopes to attract new nurses, doctors and other workers, and to encourage those
who have left the NHS to return. The campaign will include adverts in the press
and on TV, showing how many different staff are involved in the care of one
patient.

The
Department of Health said 80,000 people contacted the NHS Careers helpline its
campaign last year. It added there are now 55,000 more nurses and almost 14,000
more doctors in the service than there were when Labour came to power in 1997.

Despite
this, healthcare unions say many more staff are still needed.

By
Mike Berry

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