• Snakes and ladders: human resources in nursing

      McIntosh, Bryan; Watt, S. (2012)
      � McIntosh and Watt focus on a recent research that many female registered nurses who return from a career break at a lower grade relative to their experience and training. They note that the reintegration of the most highly trained and experience registered nurses will not only reduce the need and cost of training but will critically enhance the quality of delivery. The NHS must make greater use of these highly skilled and experienced registered nurses, not just for sound economic reasons but for improved health outcomes as well. Patients and clients all deserve the most skilled, experienced and able registered nurses, regardless of their life circumstances.; Many female registered nurses return from a career break at a lower grade relative to their experience and training, which has a detrimental implication for the National Health Service in terms of operational efficiency. It is imperative that human resources are used to the maximum benefit of the nursing service. Adapted from the source document.