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Monitor has authorised three more trusts to become foundation trusts, including the first to achieve the status in the community sector, at its board meeting this week.
Leading nurse whistleblower Helene Donnelly has urged the profession to support fellow workers to ensure “much-needed” nurses and carers do not leave their posts.
A specialist in both cancer and dementia care was last night revealed as this year’s Nursing Times Nurse of the Year in front of hundreds of other members of the profession.
A Labour government would use pay restraint and make “difficult choices” about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year, Andy Burnham has said.
A “challenging winter” has been forecast for the NHS in England, as a leading health think-tank’s latest quarterly report found evidence of “worrying” declines in levels of morale among staff.
Around 90% of patient contact in the NHS happens in general practice. It is estimated that at least one in five nurses working in this setting are aged 55 or over, and expect to retire within five or 10 years.