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Labour: Draft in ex-nurses to ease NHS burden

Labour would draft in former nurses to help ease the burden on accident and emergency departments, Ed Miliband has said.

GPs could also be installed in hospitals to cool pressure on the straining service, the Labour leader added.

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Welsh hospital trust recruits 70 nurses from Spain

A Welsh hospital board has taken on more than 70 nurses from Spain, with some interviewed over Skype.

The nurses, who had to show sufficient ability in English, will work in hospitals in Wrexham, Rhyl and Bangor, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said.

It said it was one of a range of measures they use to recruit which also includes appointment of graduates from universities and advertising posts nationally across the UK.

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