11/08/2022

NHS Nursing: The Supply and Demand Crisis 

The NHS is full of heroes; and you can become one of them with support from the University of Bolton! 

Demand for nursing staff in UK hospitals is not being met. As a result, April 2022 saw the number of people on a waiting list for treatment rise to just below 6.5 million.  

Nurses

 

In 2019, the UK government pledged to increase the number of full-time nurses by 50,000 within five years. Although statistically on track to meet this target, the latest data announced by England’s Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May shows that the target is not sufficient to cope with the volume of patients entering hospitals; leaving substantial demand for new NHS nurses.  

The University of Bolton is playing an important part in addressing a problem that has serious repercussions for everyone in the UK. If you are looking for a rewarding healthcare career with immense job satisfaction, then a nursing degree from Bolton University is the first step toward having a positive impact.  

The Pandemic and its Effect on Non-Covid Services 

During lockdown, the British public were often advised to avoid visiting hospitals for non-covid issues to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus and over-populating them, creating a negative effect on the UK healthcare service. Cancer is one of the most common illnesses worldwide, with one in two of us being diagnosed with it in our lifetime. Services during Covid-19 saw 40,000 fewer people receiving cancer treatment. In fact, a recent YouGov survey for Cancer Research UK in May 2022 revealed that 75% of the British public believe that the NHS is understaffed and underequipped to deal with cancer.  

The UK needs more nurses to achieve the target of diagnosing and starting treatment for 85% of cancer patients within 62 days of receiving an urgent referral from their GP; today, the NHS is reaching just 67.4% of this target. There has never been a more valuable time to become an NHS nurse.  

Study a Nursing Degree at Bolton  

Bolton University will support your dreams of becoming an NHS nurse or operating department practitioner in the healthcare industry. Our nursing degree will give you access to practical elements and a range of industry-standard experience, and you will graduate ready to join the NHS and make that positive impact. You’ll be taught by experienced and passionate lecturers who help our students with every step of their career journey, and the University of Bolton is proud of the supportive learning environment we provide. By the time they graduate they have become well-rounded individuals, ready to enjoy a highly rewarding industry.  Nursing at Bolton

A Range of Opportunities 

Whether our students want to go into adult or children’s nursing, mental health nursing, or high-intensity therapy, the skills they will learn on our BSc (Hons) Nursing degrees will be transferrable, to ensure their career can take the direction they want. 

There is Still Time to Make a Successful Application! 

Are you thinking about applying for a nursing degree through Clearing? Clearing is available until 19 September, so it’s not too late to start your university journey. It could be a perfect route to secure a university place in an industry that is experiencing a significant supply and demand crisis. 

Students looking to secure a place through Clearing should act quickly as places are limited. Call our Student Services Team now on 01204 903030.  

Find Out More About Studying at Bolton University...

Need advice or have questions about university? Register for one of our on-campus Study Advice Sessions; we will answer any questions you may have. You will gain the opportunity to get a first-hand experience of our positive and friendly campus. Booking is essential to secure a place; we hope you find the time to see what #UniAsItShouldBe is all about. 

- Friday 19 August – 11am to 4pm  
- Saturday 20 August – 11am to 4pm  
- Thursday 1 September – 11am to 4pm  
 
If you need further guidance about Study Advice Sessions or how to book, please get in contact with us at opendays@bolton.ac.uk or call on 01204 903807. 

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