Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contribures regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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Details of a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts, are set to be launched, Nursing Times can reveal.
A UK-wide private provider of nursing services must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as “unreasonably hostile”.
The rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has come to an end with numbers now falling for the first time this year.
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