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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Health Education England would “have almost certainly” commissioned more adult nurse training places if it had not been subject to funding cuts by the Treasury, its chief executive Ian Cumming has revealed.
Junior doctors to strike for 24 hours next weekSubscription
Junior doctors will strike for 24 hours next week but the British Medical Association has said they will provide emergency care instead of the full walkout that had been threatened.
The number of NHS shifts by agency staff that breached the new pay caps fell by two-fifths in the first six weeks of the policy, data suggests.
A West Midlands hospital is expected to be put in special measures next week after the Care Quality Commission found serious failings and risks to patient safety.
All trusts should use a leaked safe staffing guideline for accident and emergency to analyse their nurse staffing levels and what action to take, according to the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
NHS accident and emergency departments in England may be understaffed as much as half the time because of inadequate systems to predict patient demand, according to safe staffing guidance revealed today.
Suppressed NICE safe staffing guidance for hospital emergency departments called for the NHS to implement minimum nurse ratios to ensure safe care, it has been revealed.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence yesterday published four evidence documents on safe nurse staffing levels, which relate to its now cancelled programme of workforce guidance.
A new European Union warning system designed to prevent rogue healthcare professionals from being able to work undetected in the NHS will come into force on Monday next week.
Less than one in four ops set to be cancelled due to strikeVideoSubscription
NHS England has said it expects less than 1,150 hospital inpatient admissions to be cancelled today as a result of the junior doctors’ strike.