WORKFORCE: Weston Area Health Trust has recruited 44 registered nurses from Spain.

A report to July’s board says the recruitment followed a “rigorous selection process undertaken in Madrid”.

It said: “Arrangements are in place for the first cohort of 15 Nurses to join the Trust on 15 July 2013 when they will commence a four week induction/orientation programme before going “live” in mid August 2013. Two further cohorts will join the Trust on 12 August and 16 September 2013.”