The Mail Online report:

A quarter of hospitals are being forced to recruit nurses from overseas after being left short-staffed from job cuts, it has emerged.

Approximately 5,000 posts have been axed in the last three years leaving many trusts struggling to fill staffing gaps.

Under a Freedom of Information request, it emerged that 37 trusts out of 172 have sent managers to a recruitment event abroad.

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