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UK Medical Care Personnel Shortage is Worse than it was Pre-pandemic

UK Medical Care Personnel Shortage is Worse than it was Pre-pandemic
فريق التحرير 13 October 2021

The British medical care industry is seeing a shortage in staff that exceeds pre-pandemic shortages, a new study finds.

The number of unfilled jobs in the social care industry rose this year as the economy opened up, suggests analysis by Skills for Care. According to the BBC, the report also found that employers are finding it harder to keep existing staff.

The government suggests extra funding and a regular recruitment drive will help boost the workforce.

The researchers calculated that 8.2% of care sector roles were unfilled by August this year. This amounts to more than 100,000 posts with no-one to fill them, says Skills for Care.

Due to lack of help, many staff are exhausted, sickness rates among them are high, and they are not paid enough for the amount of work they do, reports BBC.

During his conservative party conference speech, Boris Johnson stressed that social care is of high importance to the government. He said that social care must be given the utmost importance and the much-needed funds.

He also outlined a plan to using a new technology that will connect England’s health and social care services.

Is the cause Covid or Brexit?

The impact of Covid and Brexit travel restrictions was mixed, with no evidence of the existing non-British workforce leaving at an increased rate since new immigration rules began in January 2021.

Since March 2021, there has been a sharp drop in people arriving in the UK to take up adult social care jobs, compared with the same period in 2019, says the report.

Source: BBC

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