Issue : 10 June 2008
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Calls for increased fuel allowanceSubscription
Nursing unions are calling for an increase in nurses’ fuel allowance to help cover the hike in petrol costs.
Training budgets were capped by governmentSubscription
The Government itself imposed restrictions on spending on healthcare training in order for the health service to reach a surplus in 2006–2007, NHS chief executive David Nicholsonhas admitted.
Scotland rethinks community rolesSubscription
Ongoing concerns about Scottish Government plans for a generic community nurse have prompted the RCN to launch its own review of the role.
Nursing directors face judgementSubscription
Directors of nursing and other senior nurses at trusts judged as underperforming could find themselves replaced by colleagues from the independent sector, under latest government plans.
Bursary plan for degree studentsSubscription
Students applying for nursing degrees are to be offered bursaries for the first time, under plans revealed last week.
A pioneering sexual health unit in London, which uses touch screens for triage, is celebrating its first anniversary.
Unions split on how to regulate HCAsSubscription
The two major nursing unions are split over how to best regulate healthcare assistants.
NI brings in new visitor guidelinesSubscription
Hospital visitors must obtain permission from the nurse in charge of the relevant ward before bringing in food, according to new guidelines in Northern Ireland.
Nurses vote for multi-year dealSubscription
Nurses will see this year’s 2.75% pay rise in their salary slips next month after the UK’s two largest health unions accepted the government’s proposed multi-year offer.
Complaints were lodged against NMC last yearSubscription
Allegations of improper conduct were lodged against senior members of the NMC last year, despite previous denials that any such complaints had been made, NT understands.