The BBC highlight the care staff crisis, and how shortages are harming care services for thousands across the UK. Their article features important new research from ⁦The National Care Forum and quotes from many care services.

Care providers are facing acute problems in recruiting and retaining frontline staff for a variety of reasons including burnout from the pandemic and higher pay rates being available elsewhere as the economy picks up Managers told researchers many existing staff were struggling with an increased workload and wanted to quit. The National Care Forum says care providers are having to make tough decisions about who they can help. Last week health bosses said the care shortage meant more patients judged fit to go home were stuck in hospital.

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