Issue : 19 January 2010
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Five NHS organisations appeared in the annual list of the UK’s top 100 lesbian, gay, and bisexual friendly employers, published by charity Stonewall.
Pay negotiators may focus on better conditionsSubscription
Unions have hinted they may seek better working conditions over significant salary rises in this year’s pay negotiations due to the public sector spending squeeze.
New director of nursing at Barking trustSubscription
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Deborah Wheeler has taken up the post of executive director of nursing.
Community nursing should be offered as a degree subject separate from general nursing, according to a leading nurse academic.
Practice and community nurses will need a range of new skills to help deliver a major government strategy to improve the care of cancer patients and survivors.
Nurse pre-registration training will continue to be underfunded to the tune of £400m a year, as the Department of Health is stalling reforms promised in Lord Darzi’s next stage review for the second year running.
Students face average debts of over £6,500Subscription
The average nursing student can expect to finish their course with debts of between £6,500 and £7,000, according to results from the annual Unison student survey.
NMC 'single minded' about HCA regulationSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive and registrar has told Nursing Times he is “single minded” about ensuring healthcare assistants are regulated nationally.
Nurses to create personal "brands"Subscription
Nurses would run hospitals and sell services directly to the public using their personal “brands”. This is the vision of the director of a network of nurses who recently discussed her ideas with Conservative Party leader David Cameron.
Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said last week that nurses lacked the structured career paths that junior doctors benefited from.