Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contributes regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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Visa applications for nurses from outside the European Union and Scandinavia to work in the UK soared by more than 200% in a year.
New caps on agency staff working in the NHS will fail to attract people back to the service and could lead to many shifts being left unfilled, a survey of more than 3,600 agency workers has found.
Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority have published details this afternoon of the hourly rates that NHS trusts will be allowed to pay agency staff from Monday.
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More than nine out of 10 hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for the numbers of nurses working on wards, analysis has revealed.
The regulator Monitor has today published plans for a national whistleblowing policy that each NHS organisation in England will be required to adopt.
Almost three-quarters of England’s liaison psychiatry services in hospital emergency departments are rated substandard.
One of the world’s leading experts on nursing and safe staffing has questioned current NHS policies towards nurses and suggested some could even put patients at greater risk.
The former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to face criminal charges in relation to the deaths of four patients.
Immigration controls on nurses working in the UK will be relaxed immediately after an intervention by the home secretary, it has been revealed.
Commissioners and police have launched reviews into events surrounding the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital. It comes amid claims that statements from health workers who witnessed his death have been falsified.