Nursing and Midwifery Council staff received a 2.3% pay increase last year, with the chief executive’s annual salary rising to £153,365, the regulator’s annual accounts have revealed.
Eight midwives who worked for a foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action.
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Why do we need to recruit for values? The answer is simple: to ensure we recruit the right people with the right values to provide the best care possible for patients.
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Health visitors are crucial to establishing the foundations for a healthy child. This value needs to be gathered through evaluation and monitoring
Community and primary care nurses are ideally placed to support patients and carers in making lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their health and wellbeing
Nurses have a vital role to play in commissioning but need support as they take on these developing responsibilities to counter competing demands on their time
Patient and staff experience have a direct impact on patient outcomes and are important measurements of the quality of healthcare provision
Although return to practice has been underused as a strategy for recruiting nurses, many returners are highly experienced and likely to remain in practice until retirement
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Nurses, midwives and other NHS workers across England and Northern Ireland are today on strike for the second time in the past two months over a pay dispute with the government.
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This week's issue
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.
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Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work
A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience