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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The NMC is not failing and the planned fee rise could be worse, insists its chief executive Jackie Smith, who tells Shaun Lintern the regulator needs more time and money.
A major review of pre- and post-registration training for nurses and midwives in England is to be carried out to improve standards of patient care, Nursing Times can reveal.
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
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