Temperatures may have dropped since our late-summer protest outside parliament but, in the winterlong NHS pay negotiations, the debate remained heated.
The pay rise is a cheap sticking plaster to hold together a gaping wound.
The proposed pay deal for the NHS in England announced by government, employers and unions at the end of last month is the result of intense and detailed talks that started after the budget last November, explains Unison’s Sara Gorton, who led the pay negotiations on behalf of unions.
Over the past several years there has been a positive shift in how type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance are managed.
'The pay offer is smoke and mirrors'Subscription
Joan Pons Laplana, transformation nurse at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has his say on the recent pay rise proposals.
Many educational and developmental theorists suggest that throughout our life we use all senses to gather and process information, evolving and developing our learning to make sense of the world around us.
Despite the recent extreme cold snap, we hope spring is just around the corner. It feels like a good time to look ahead to brighter days and reflect on the amazing achievements of our profession, in particular since the beginning of the NHS, which celebrates its 70th birthday this July.
Call me unpatriotic but I have always been confused by the word “Great” in Great Britain. Ironically it may be that I am just very British in my coyness when it comes to self-praise? Or it may be that it never really felt earned? I don’t think all the other countries got together and said, “you know who’s Great? Britain, that’s who. With it’s quaint red pillar-boxes and its willingness to tolerate Richard Branson. Let’s call her Great Britain from now on”. And even though Australia, ...
As we head into nutrition and hydration week (12-18th March), Sarah Moppett questions where more can be done to prevent malnutrition in hospitals.
The road to life saving stomach surgery for some obese patients is blocked - research can help clear a pathSubscription
Obese patients have as much right to be offered effective treatment as those with other serious diseases such as cancer, yet for some patients the road to life saving stomach surgery is blocked. Research can help clear a path, writes Prof John Wilding, the national specialty lead for metabolic and endocrine disorders at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)