A comprehensive report by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Intellectual Disabilities workforce has recently been published on behalf of NHS Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex.
The reason for this report is:
There are an estimated 1017 qualified nurses working in the Intellectual Disability services in this demographic area. However, data reviewed suggests that 64% of these nurses are working in the private and independent services. It is estimated that over the next decade upwards of 42% of these nurses could retire. Therefore, the education commissions for intellectual disability nurses are not meeting the supply needs of employers and it is quite difficult to recruit to.
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