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“We are nurses and we can do this” was the rallying cry from Royal College of Nursing president Anne Marie Rafferty, as members launched a crusade against dangerous understaffing.
Nurses and midwives in Ireland have been recommended to vote to accept new government proposals on safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned that patients could be cared for by nurses on Zimmer frames if the retirement age is raised following Brexit.
A national recruitment campaign has been launched by the government to try and entice more nurses and other healthcare professionals into the adult social care workforce.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
More organisations are adding their weight to supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue among NHS healthcare staff, in a bid to help tackle the negative effects of shift working and the impact of fatigue on the workforce.
Applications to study nursing in England have increased slightly from last year but are still down 30% since student bursaries were scrapped, latest figures reveal.
HEE hits target of training 7,000 nursing associates Subscription
Ambitious targets to get 7,000 nursing associates into training in the first two years have been met, Health Education England has revealed.
What does the NHS Long Term Plan mean for you?Subscription
The new 10-year plan for the health service in England was published on 7 January, after being delayed since the end of last year. The 136-page blueprint sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent.
The much-anticipated NHS Long Term Plan has finally been revealed, promising a wholesale transformation of the health service in England. Nursing Times has unpacked the 136-page document, which sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent, to find out what it means for nurses both current and future.