Career and workforce news
A charity leader has said more needs to be done to promote dementia care as a valuable career for nurses, as new figures reveal the number of people diagnosed with the condition has risen by 6% in three years.
NHS staff in North Kent who are also the parents of premature babies are being offered additional support via the first health service initiative of its kind in England.
A three-year pay deal for most NHS staff in Scotland, including nurses and midwives, has today been accepted.
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.
Fresh calls to address nursing shortages in social care have been made, after stark new figures revealed the accelerating ageing rate of the UK’s population.
Nursing needs to undergo a gender-neutral “rebranding” to break down barriers stopping men entering the profession, researchers have urged after it emerged less than 10% of student nurses in Scotland were male.
Ministers must “bring forward” a sustainable, long term workforce plan for the NHS that reduces reliance on expensive agency workers, according to the Labour Party.
Sleep-in shift pay debate set to reach Supreme Court Subscription
A debate over how much carers staying at their place of work overnight should be paid is set to be taken to the UK’s highest court.
A package of measures is needed to help retain existing nursing staff within the profession, according to a new report drawing on international evidence.
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