Notes to editors
1. For further information on The King's Fund survey and workforce research programme or interviews, please contact The King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585 or 07831 554927.
2. On 15 July 2004 The King's Fund published London Calling? The international recruitment of health workers to the capital, by James Buchan, Renu Jobanputra and Pippa Gough. The report provided case studies of three London NHS hospital trusts and their experiences of recruiting overseas nurses. One hospital featured in the study revealed that one in four of its nurses was trained overseas, while another hospital revealed it employed nurses from 39 different nations on its wards. It is free to download from our online bookshop.
3. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through grants. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership and education courses; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.