Care England, partners of the Quality Care Campaign, has voiced deep concerns about the significant workforce pressures in the social care sector.
Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, said: “We are appealing to the Migration Advisory Committee to continue to include Registered Nurses on the Shortage Occupation Lists.”
Care England responded to the consultation on the Shortage Occupation Lists Review 2018 and they highlight the significant workforce pressures including the growing reliance upon both EU and non EU nationals to fill vacancies.
“It is imperative that the newly created Nursing Associate role as well as direct care staff and Registered Managers are on the lists in order to stem the workforce shortages.”
Providers are finding it hard to recruit and retain Registered Nurses working in social care settings and there are also shortages of care workers and Registered Managers.
Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care.