Recruitment drive to attract nurses to Cumbria

A local NHS Trust is launching a scheme to bring more nurses to Cumbria - a region that has major issues with recruitment.

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Recruitment drive to bring nurses to Cumbria

Cumbria has a shortage of nurses. Credit: PA

A local NHS Trust is hosting a recruitment event to bring more nurses to Cumbria.

The county has major problems recruiting the right healthcare professionals, and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says there are around 800 registered nurses in Cumbria who are not currently practicing.

They're also hoping to attract nurses from outside the county.

Recruiting nurses is a real challenge in Cumbria so we're doing everything we can to make it easy to apply for jobs across the Trust.

We'll have colleagues available to answer any queries about our vacancies and conduct interviews. Following the interviews we hope to be able to offer jobs on the day - meaning successful applicants can join us as soon as possible.

– Liesje Turner, Head of HR Business Partnering

The event is being held at The Halston, in Carlisle, until 4pm today (4 December).

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