Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Homes For Medics And Staff ‘Could Be Built On Spare NHS Land’

The NHS should release its large reserves of spare land to create up to 40,000 new homes for doctors, nurses and other key staff who are being affected by a serious housing shortage, health service leaders say. Modern versions of nurses’ homes, once a common feature of NHS hospitals, would be built under the proposals by the NHS Confederation, which represents 560 health service organisations. Niall Dickson, the confederation’s chief executive, has called on the government to create a new £10bn NHS Homes Fund to revive the tradition of the health service providing homes for its staff, to tackle the recruitment problems blighting some areas of the NHS. Read more on the Guardian website.

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