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Bridging the CPD gap

Nicola Davies looks at how shortfalls in available training are impacting the workforce

Over the last few years, drastic budget cuts have been made to the ongoing learning schedule of medical staff, and nurses in particular are feeling the hit.1 Pressure on the NHS in the form of funding cuts and a staffing crisis has led to nursing staff frequently being denied access to ongoing clinical training. Lack of access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) means that NHS nurses can quickly lose touch with the latest clinical developments. This affects not only career progression and staff retention but, most importantly, may risk patient safety and affect the quality of care that patients receive.

Budget cuts hit ongoing nurse education

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