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Expert gives public lecture on nursing shortages


An expert in health workforce policy and planning is to present a public lecture on the topic of nursing shortages as part of the Queen Margaret University’s professorial lecture series on Tuesday 15 March.

Jim Buchan, Professor in Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, will talk about the historical trends and recent experiences of shortages of nursing staff, in the UK and internationally. Professor Buchan will also look at the international policy solutions that have been tried, and consider what the NHS funding constraints of the next few years will mean for the UK nursing workforce.

The lecture titled ‘Nursing shortages aren’t what they used to be’ is a free public lecture but booking is essential.

Sarah Whigham, Conference and Events Manager at Queen Margaret University said: “The event will be of interest to a wide variety of health professionals and workforce planners, but we will also be delighted to welcome members of the general public to what is certain to be a fascinating talk.”

The event will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2011, 5.30pm for 6pm at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU

To book a place contact Sarah Whigham, Conferences and Events Manager,

Email: ; or tel: 0131 474 0000.


For further media information please contact Lynne Russell, Press and PR Officer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 474 000, mob: 07711 011239; email:





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