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Exclusive: NHS nurse staffing crisis fuels global recruitment


Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.

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NHS staff on picket line

Unions have announced a fresh round of strikes over NHS pay


NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.

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Concern over projected fall in NHS mental health nurse vacancies


A forecasted reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to see it put on an equal footing with physical treatment, it has been claimed.

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Scottish nurses warn of staff shortages and difficulty juggling workload


Only a quarter of nurses and midwives in Scotland believe there are enough staff in their department to be able to do their job properly, according to a national survey of NHS workers.

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NICE backs new drug for preventing potentially fatal blood clots


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the anti-clotting drug dabigatran (Pradaxa) as an option for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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Department of Health

Work underway on best practice guide on holistic lower limb care


The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation has begun work on producing a “best practice compendium” on lower limb care, after being awarded a grant by the Department of Health.

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NICE updates guidance on mental health problems linked to pregnancy


Women who have experienced, or are at risk of, mental health problems should get extra support before, during and after their pregnancy, according to updated guidance for the NHS.

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Eight pilots to lead innovation in children’s mental health


Funding has been announced for eight pilot schemes to test innovative new services for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Learning disability nursing

More mental health nurses to be based at police stations


Another 13 trial schemes are to be launched next April in which mental health professionals will be placed in police stations and courts, according to NHS England. 

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'Decent pay would show nurses the government values them'


It has been another year of uncertainty and short-term fixes for the health service.


The big question: why is nursing becoming more stressful?


More than 60% of nurses say they have suffered the side-effects of work-related stress, such as physical or mental health problems in the past year.

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Meet Nursing Times' Nurse Tweeter of the Year 2014

Meet Nursing Times' Nurse Tweeter of the Year 2014


We asked healthcare professionals within the Twitter community to nominate who they felt deserved to be crowned “Nurse Tweeter of the Year 2014”




£30328 - £38367 per annum, Benefits: PLUS BENEFITS


£31290 - £38290 per annum


£31426 - £38426 per annum

Senior Staff Nurse - Orthopaedics

£34500 - £43271 per annum

Nutrition Nurse Lead

£37500 - £49500 per annum