The results of the Nursing Times survey in to places that are best to work as a nurse have been published this week.

Very interestingly, six places out of the top ten went to independent or charitable sector establishments – with another place going to the Royal Navy – this means that only three out of ten places went to the NHS.

Significantly, highest placed independent sector hospital is the Benenden Hospital in Kent.  This is not a huge for profit establishment, most of its work comes from the Benenden Healthcare Society, an organisation that the NT describes as “a mutual society that includes many public sector workers.

Unfortunately, I am unable to link to this due to subscription only issues, however, I do urge those of you who can get hold of the NT to look at these results.

This is a blog that is really worth looking at.  It is the health blog of the Centre for the New Europe a free market think tank based in Brussels that I used to work for.

The blog provides some excellent reviews of health issues accross the European Union.