Attracting and retaining nurses in primary care

Peacock, Richard and Drennan, Vari and Andrews, Sarah and Sidhu, Rajinder (2006) Attracting and retaining nurses in primary care. British Journal of Community Nursing, 11 (6). pp. 242-246. ISSN 1462-4753

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Peacock contributed a systematic review of the literature which provided the foundation for this Department of Health funded project. There is increasing demand for nurses to work in primary care. This is driven in part by the need to retain current levels but also by the modernisation plans for primary care services, which require new roles for nurses, new ways of working and more nurses in primary care settings. While campaigns for increased recruitment of hospital nurses and doctors has been largely successful in recent years, primary care has still to see the impact. This article reports on a Department of Health (England) funded project that aimed to identify strategies and exemplars to assist primary care trusts (PCTs) and the workforce development confederations (WDCs) in strategic health authorities in attracting and retaining nurses to primary care at registered nurse level. It reports on the range of initiatives identified, the perceived benefits and challenges. It concludes by proposing a strategic model for planning for the recruitment and retention of primary care nurses.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:A. > School of Health and Education
ID Code:148
Deposited On:23 Oct 2008 12:23
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