Nurses and other staff in the adult social care sector have been asked to help shape policies aimed to ensure they are better valued by employers, as part of a government drive to improve recruitment and retention.
The government has been urged to carry out an urgent inquiry into “hugely alarming” nurse suicide figures, amid claims their cries for help were “repeatedly” ignored.
Health visiting services in England are on a “knife-edge”, a nursing charity chief has warned, as staff numbers continue to plummet in the wake of systematic budget cuts.
Labour pledges £350m for social care workforce Subscription
A Labour government would invest millions of pounds in developing the social care workforce and keeping people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital, the party has announced.
Thousands of men with prostate cancer are missing out on vital support because of a shortage of specialist nurses, a charity has warned.
More than 100 Australian nurses are due to come and work in the North East of Scotland, as part of an initiative to help staff deemed surplus “Down Under” into employment and to help tackle nurse shortages in the Grampian region.
Nursing leaders have urged the government to do more to address the gender pay gap in nursing and smash the idea that it is “low-paid women’s work”.
The NHS and partners “must do better” when it comes to tackling violence against staff, according to health minister Stephen Hammond who said every incident must be properly investigated.
NHS staff have been praised after new research found productivity in the health service has improved at more than double the rate of the wider economy.
Dame Donna Kinnair confirmed as RCN chief executive Subscription
Dame Donna Kinnair has been appointed as permanent chief executive and general secretary at the Royal College of Nursing, it has been announced.