ITV News can reveal how many hospital trusts are being forced to recruit from abroad as they struggle to staff their wards.

In response to the Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal, there’s a renewed focus on safe staffing levels, and hospitals are boosting their nurse numbers.

To find out how those posts are being filled, ITV News made a Freedom of Information request to England’s 160 acute hospital trusts. We got 74 responses and here are the results.

Reported by ITV News. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.