Career and workforce news
Concerns have been raised over the potential delay of a health and social care workforce plan in Scotland.
A top nursing professor, who was recently honoured by the Queen, has said that to truly stamp out race inequalities within the NHS will require “bravery” and the commitment of leaders from all backgrounds.
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event.
Senior nurses will be able to access support to help develop new volunteer roles within the NHS, as part of a project aspiring to ease pressure on busy staff and improve patient care
Child-sized, gender-neutral versions of Scotland’s national nursing uniform are at the heart of a new project designed to challenge public perceptions about the image of the profession.
Unions have announced that nurses and midwives in Northern Ireland are to be consulted on whether they are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action, over pay.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said the upcoming NHS 10-year plan will feature a boost for nurse training to tackle shortages.
The dizzying scale of the nurse workforce crisis facing England has been laid bare by independent experts, who called on leaders to urgently boost the number of nurses in training through incentives to encourage students to enter the profession and support employers to take on apprentices.
Intensive care services for the sickest patients are to be moved out of Leicester General Hospital because of ongoing concerns about staff shortages and patient safety.
Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has rejected pleas for oversea nurses to be exempted from extra charges to use the NHS, insisting it is “only right” they pay.