Care home bosses have criticised an NHS recruitment drive for taking staff away from the sector.

New jobs with the health service have seen vital workers leave in their droves, according to Scottish Care, the industry body for independent homes.

They warned there were 5000 vacancies in Scotland, meaning many care homes were currently unable to take on more residents, putting even more pressure on the NHS.

And they fear an ageing population and the impact of Brexit on hiring new staff from overseas will make the problem even worse.

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