Notes to editors
NHS workforce in London: are there solutions to a capital problem? is taking place between 9am and 3.45pm at the King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN. Keynote speeches by Dr Jennifer Dixon and Trevor Campbell Davis will take place between 9.30am and 10.10am.
Journalists and photographers are cordially invited to attend the event. For further information please contact Daniel Reynolds at the King's Fund on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927, or Rachel Maybank at the NHS Confederation on 020 7959 7254.
Key workforce facts in London:
- Hospitals in central London face nursing staff turnover levels of up to 38 per cent each year;
- The vacancy rate for the allied health professions in London is 8.3 per cent. It is 4.1 per cent for doctors and dentists;
- The NHS in London expects to spend £268 million on agency staff this financial year;
- More than 175,000 people in London are directly employed by the NHS.