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A new national board tasked with advising on workforce issues is to be created, planning guidance for the NHS in England has revealed.
NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.
Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.
Services provided by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have been rated overall as “requires Improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, with a lack of nursing staff a key theme.
Michael Fanning joined Croydon Health Services NHS Trust as its new interim director of nursing on 9 December.
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.