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.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has promised to improve working conditions for NHS staff, with better training and more help with career progression.
NHS leaders have pledged that “respect, equality and diversity” will be at the heart of a major new workforce plan for the health service in England, which is set to be published later this year.
NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in continuing professional development over the next five years, as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff.
A “comprehensive” NHS workforce implementation plan will be published later this year, NHS England has confirmed today in its new long-term plan for the health service.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during December 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The work of 100 “outstanding” nurses has been celebrated in an end of year list, which is intended to recognise their contribution to nursing in 2018.
A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
More neonatal nurses will be brought into the NHS under a new maternity shake-up announced by the government.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, is among those who has thanked nurses and other health service staff for the care they provide over the busy festive period.