The demand for nurses is high but the supply is low. According to, a job site website, Indeed, within UK’s biggest cities including London, the searched for nurse jobs has decline, which is surprising especial for London which has the highest number of nursing staff.
The National Health Service has provided data regarding this issue, but it can be misleading. According to the most recent figures from the NHS, in England there was a 3.9% increase from five years earlier and a 3.2% general rise over the last decade. However, the data in depth shows that there were also 39,520 nursing vacancies in England in the first quarter of this year, which is around 11% of the workforce. That 11% of the workforce was temporary filled in by agency or contract workers, but those temporary workers were counted as permanent nurses, which could have altered the results.