News affecting the nursing workforce
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised a London hospital trust’s plans to sell off accommodation for nurses and other key workers to build luxury flats as “nothing short of disgraceful”.
Nurses around the world need a pay rise and better working conditions, with wages showing salary stagnation and a fall in purchasing power, according to a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing has this week pledged to continue to work to close its gender pay gap, which it said was mainly the result of employing more men in senior positions.
Working conditions and morale must be improved for prison nurses, who are operating within a service that is in crisis, members of the Royal College of Nursing have warned.
A nursing agency has launched new training and a “buddy” system for staff, as part of wider efforts to ensure employees look after their own mental wellbeing.
Disrupting the body’s internal clock – such as by doing regular night shifts – has been linked to increased risk of depression and reduced all-round wellbeing in a major new UK study.
Nurses who are the victims of violence and bullying at work may be more likely to behave badly towards others, according to a new study looking at the impact of aggression in the workplace.
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A Devon acute trust is extending the temporary suspension of birthing services at two of its midwife-led maternity units, because of ongoing staffing shortages and safety concerns.