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Care home nurses are REAL nurses

Lindsay Dingwall, Clinical/Academic Nurse Consultant for Older People from the University of Dundee, on recruiting and retaining the right care home nurses in order to tackle the social care crisis…

We already know that there is a crisis in nurse recruitment in the NHS, but care homes especially, are losing out in the race to recruit registered nurses with the best knowledge, skills and talent. Ironically, if care homes close, aside from some of the most vulnerable people in our society being denied the care they need, the NHS also suffers. So why are care home nurses not more valued?