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The cost of living for nurses in London (7)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

What workforce modelling have you done through the London Health Board to determine the supply of registered nurses needed to reduce London’s nursing vacancy rate to five per cent by 2028, as set out in the Our Vision for London NHS plan?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

City Hall does not have any direct powers or responsibility for nurse recruitment and retention. This review has been led by the Capital Nurse Team at Health Education England (HEE) and overseen by the London Workforce Board.

Work is underway at NHS England and NHS Improvement and HEE to establish the London People Board. This new board will take forward the work started by the London Workforce Board, including London-level action to support the recruitment and retention of nurses. I will request an update from Sir David Sloman at the next of our quarterly meetings.