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Is the Government's Plan to Recruit Enough Mental Health Workers by 2021 Really Feasible?

31st Jul, 2017

Is the Government's Plan to Recruit Enough Mental Health Workers by 2021 Really Feasible?

In response to recently announced government plans to recruit enough nurses, therapists and consultants to treat an additional one million patients by 2021, Your World Commercial Director, Greg Wood, has expressed doubts over the plans’ feasibility.

Wood’s doubts stem from a lack of detail provided by the government on where these extra healthcare workers will come from.

He said: “They’re talking about a timescale of three to four years. Well, we haven’t got the nurses in training or in the system, so how are they expecting them to be ready, to finish training and be in their posts by 2021?”

“If they are looking at overseas recruitment, then where are they looking to recruit staff from? Because the English language test set-up has caused significant issues in international recruitment. There’s no detail in the plan. They have made a vast statement but where is the detail?”

Read the rest of Greg Wood’s thoughts, and the Recruiter article in full here.