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Nearly 500 new NHS jobs to be created in the West Midlands

Published: Friday, 08 April 2011   Category: Public sector

Graduate vacancies may open up in the public sector after it was revealed that around 500 NHS jobs are to be created in the West Midlands

The roles to be created are health visitors, who visit new-born babies and young children at their homes. They are generally registered nurses or midwives who have completed additional specialist education at degree or postgraduate level, reports the Birmingham Post.

Anne Milton, the public health minister, told the news provider that the NHS in the West Midlands need more health visitors.

"We need to attract new people into the profession and to keep the health visitors we have," she said. "We will fund a national recruitment drive that will show the vital work health visitors do in supporting families and boosting public health."

Despite the widespread cuts and constant warnings of the scarcity of graduate vacancies in the public sector, the 467 new jobs may serve as a source of optimism for university-leavers looking for graduate vacancies.

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