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.
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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Mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain, with a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds at a time of rising demand, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.