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Making every hour count – reducing the number of unused hours from a run rate of circa 500k to 22k per four week period
I am writing this as the junior doctors’ strike is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get a firm grip on what I think about it all for months now – but have somehow struggled.
So here’s the ongoing challenge to NHS trusts: how do we recruit and retain the next generation of clinical and clinical/academic leaders, while ensuring their development remains at the bedside?
It is rare for a report by government advisors to be quite so stinging as that published on nursing last week by the Migration Advisory Committee, widely known in policy circles as the “MAC”.
’A must for all hospices and palliative care specialties to have within their libraries and available for staff use’
'Agency pay caps expose system-wide problem'Subscription
Our exclusive investigation into how the introduction of caps has affected spending on agency staff (read the story here) reveals that trying to make hospitals spend less on staffing will only work if they are actually able to do it.
The announcement earlier this week of funding allocations for new maternity equipment reminded me that I planned to write something about the national maternity review, but never got round to it.
’This book will be a useful resource to preregistration nursing students from all disciplines in both academic and practical aspects of their studies.’
Today was very much an NHS themed day for the BBC. The lead story of the day on breakfast bulletins was an investigation revealing that the health service had thousands of vacancies for nurses and doctors.