Career and workforce news
Care home staff working on zero-hours contracts are more likely to have worse mental health levels than other staff in the health and social care sector, according to UK researchers.
Zero tolerance is needed to crack down on people who assault ambulance staff, according to a leading union.
Young people 'underestimate nursing'Subscription
The role of the modern-day nurse is underestimated by the majority of youngsters, a poll suggests.
Young people 'put off' nursing by TV dramasSubscription
Young people may be discouraged from carers in nursing by watching TV hospital dramas full of staff acting unprofessionally, the head of a widely criticised hospital has said.
Young people lack a proper understanding of career oppourtunities within the NHS.
Young people are now involved in interviewing prospective staff members at the specialist child and adolescent mental health service, run by Cwm Taf University Health Board.
Less than half of UK children with epilepsy have seen a specialist nurse within 12 months of diagnosis, despite guidelines stating that all should be offered care input from one.
The first WorldSkills UK Caring Competition, organised by the National Skills Academy for Social Care and UK Skills, was launched this week.
The health secretary has said he hopes the opportunity to lead improvements to patient care will overcome cynicism from the profession about the new nursing and care quality forum.
A six-month return to practice programme is starting this summer at the University of York to encourage former nurses in North Yorkshire to return to the profession.