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Resource ID 458
Title Nurses on the move: implications of internal migration in the UK

Migration of healthcare professionals across and within national boundaries may benefit individual career progress but can result in certain regions and countries having insufficient resources to meet healthcare needs(1,2). Developing strategies to ensure a balanced distribution of staff requires information about patterns of migration but this is often inaccurate and lacks comparability across borders(1). Here we consider how regionally comparable data can inform nursing workforce planning in the UK; we draw on a Nursing Research Unit study of nurses’ movements between regions (3,4), and other research on the internal migration patterns of health professionals (5-9) and of the general population.

Resource type Document
Source/origin External source
Record created 2014-07-22 11:55
Record updated 2014-07-22 11:55
Record editor Helen Parsons
Tags UK
Subjects Migration of health professionals