Nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds remain “grossly unrepresented” at the top level of the NHS, latest national data has revealed.
Strong national leadership must be put in place for newly created roles in the NHS, such as nursing associates, employers have warned.
Members of a major Irish nursing union are set to go on strike on January 30 with possible further walkouts due to take place throughout next month in a protest over low pay.
There is an ongoing recruitment and retention “crisis” among the nursing workforce in the independent social care sector in Scotland, a report has warned.
Members of a major Irish nursing union have voted in favour of taking national strike action over low pay, which leaders say is driving staff shortages
The “crucial role” of health visitors in Scotland has been recognised with an 18% increase to their starting salary.
A pay deal for nurses in Northern Ireland has been put on the table following a threat of strike action.
Unions have announced that nurses and midwives in Northern Ireland are to be consulted on whether they are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action, over pay.
“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing.
Candidates standing for election to the Royal College of Nursing’s governing council have been announced, following the decision of current members to stand down after a no confidence vote.