Nursing workforce pressures remain a “particular concern” for the NHS, with high vacancy levels, though staff satisfaction with pay has improved, according to a report by independent experts.
Education for nurses working in secondary care dermatology services across Scotland, Northern Ireland and bordering areas of the Republic of Ireland is being standardised as part of a major European Union funded project.
Some of the first medical nurse practitioners (MNPs) to come into post in England 10 years ago have told how they have able to “push the boundaries” in the role and have taken the lead in expanding their responsibilities.
A second cohort of newly qualified nurses is being recruited onto a general practice training scheme in Scotland, as part of a government programme to make the field more attractive to young graduates.
A senior nurse from Devon has been chosen to help lead the implementation of a major national workforce plan for the NHS in England.
Nurse wages in the capital need to increase by £10,500 a year to be able to afford the costs of rent in London, according to a new report.
An influential nurse peer is calling on the next prime minister to “seriously consider” introducing forgivable loans for nursing students as a solution to the recruitment crisis.
Shortages in nursing are “the single biggest challenge” faced by England’s national health education and training body, which has set out how it plans to boost the nursing workforce in the coming year.
Most nurses have ideas for how to improve the service in which they work but less than one in five feel like their suggestions would be acted upon if they brought them forward, according to a new survey.
A specialist nurse has told how joining arms with the police in a series of covert operations has helped vulnerable women who have been sex trafficked into the country get vital health support that they would not otherwise receive.