The British tourism industry is in a perilous situation, with a lack of nurses, nurses’ assistants and travel nursing positions, according to the BBC’s Job Corps travel nursing programme.

The programme, which began in the autumn, has trained nearly 6,000 people to fill vacancies across the UK.

The shortage of travel nurses has been the subject of debate in the industry, with the British Medical Association (BMA) calling for a shortage of 200,000, while the British Association of Travel Nurses (BAWT) has urged a shortage to be set in stone.

This year the BMA is expected to back a call for a minimum of 200% growth in the number of nurses working in the sector.

The BMA said it had called for an increase of 400,000 in the numbers of nurses trained in the NHS and for the BN to set a target for nurses in the workforce to double in size by 2019.

In a statement, the BBA said that it had received a call from a number of people in the tourism industry who said they had found temporary or permanent jobs as part of the programme, but it was too soon to tell whether the jobs were suitable for their needs.

“This is a critical time in our industry.

The BN is working to ensure that this shortage does not spread and that the sector continues to grow,” it said.

It said that the BNA had set out a number to help ensure that vacancies were filled in a timely manner, and that it would review the BNEF’s current staffing policy in due course.

The Department of Health said the government would also “work with BNA and the industry to ensure we have the best nurses available for the jobs we are looking for”.

A spokesperson said: “The BN has been working hard to ensure the number and number of jobs is on the rise, and has now increased our recruitment requirements by 400,001 in the last year.”

The BNA said it was also in talks with employers about hiring more travel nurses, and it had reached an agreement with the Association of British Nurses to work with them.

The BBC said that while some employers have already taken the initiative to hire a travel nurse, many others are waiting for the government to introduce minimum wages and the introduction of paid parental leave to fill the vacancies.

“It is a time of uncertainty for many people and it is important that we get to work,” said Sarah Hinton, the National Travel Nurse Council’s chief executive.

The Government has been talking to employers, and the BNP is working with employers to make sure we have an inclusive, sustainable tourism industry.”

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