Career and workforce news
Nurses from Spain may be more likely to quit the health service in the event of a no-deal Brexit, because NHS experience will no longer be recognised in their home country, it has emerged.
Vital signs observations are less likely to be completed on time on hospital wards staffed by healthcare assistants working 12-hour shifts or longer, according to new research.
The World Health Organization has provisionally designated the year 2020 as the “year of the nurse and midwife”, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
A charity is fighting to save seven Parkinson’s nurse specialist posts across England from potentially being axed, Nursing Times has learnt.
Severe nursing shortages at an Essex hospital are putting patients at risk, inspectors have warned.
Education chiefs have questioned claims in the NHS Long Term Plan that “well-qualified” student nurse applicants are being rejected a place on a course because some universities are setting the bar too high.
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees.
The chief nursing officer for England has pledged to ensure the interests of nurses and midwives are represented in plans to expand and reform the NHS workforce.
The NHS must do more to cater for “millennial” nurses and doctors who want flexibility, career breaks and the opportunity to travel the world, according to the head of Health Education England, who said this was one way to boost retention and address the current “workforce crisis”.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during January 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.