Career and workforce news
A new research leadership programme has been launched today for nurses and midwives, in a bid to provide members of both professions a chance to develop in the area.
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times.
The government has today launched a new NHS violence reduction strategy, which includes measures designed to better protect staff and prosecute offenders more easily.
New research to help determine a “fair” rate for NHS-funded nursing home care will get under way next month, it has been announced.
Nurses are among more than 1,000 workers at England’s top children’s hospital who will be reimbursed after being underpaid over a period of four years, according to nurse union leaders.
A birth centre in Scotland has reopened after successfully tackling midwife shortages.
The chief negotiator at the Royal College of Nursing has announced her resignation following criticism over her role in the college’s bungled pay deal campaign.
The historical under-representation of nurses and midwives in health research roles is at “tipping point” in the right direction, a leading professor has told Nursing Times.
Urgent action is needed to tackle mounting pressures on the NHS in Scotland including “major workforce challenges”, with health boards struggling to recruit and retain nurses and other staff, the country’s chief auditor has warned.
Health unions have responded angrily to suggestions the government could introduce regional pay for public sector workers including nurses and midwives.