News affecting the nursing workforce
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.
Fresh calls to address nursing shortages in social care have been made, after stark new figures revealed the accelerating ageing rate of the UK’s population.
Nursing needs to undergo a gender-neutral “rebranding” to break down barriers stopping men entering the profession, researchers have urged after it emerged less than 10% of student nurses in Scotland were male.
Ministers must “bring forward” a sustainable, long term workforce plan for the NHS that reduces reliance on expensive agency workers, according to the Labour Party.
Sleep-in shift pay debate set to reach Supreme Court Subscription
A debate over how much carers staying at their place of work overnight should be paid is set to be taken to the UK’s highest court.
A package of measures is needed to help retain existing nursing staff within the profession, according to a new report drawing on international evidence.
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Registered nurses must not be substituted with less qualified workers, according to the International Council of Nurses’ first ever position statement on safe staffing.
A nursing charity wants nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to share their experiences of financial difficulties to inform a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing is to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in September to discuss the recent confusion and anger over the delivery of the pay deal in England.