Career and workforce news
Shortages of nursing staff continue to be a problem across Scotland, show the latest workforce figures published ahead of a key debate on new safe staffing law.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
The “crucial role” of health visitors in Scotland has been recognised with an 18% increase to their starting salary.
Nurses value the contribution of hospital volunteers, saying they free up time for clinical care and improve patients’ experiences, according to a new report from the King’s Fund.
Controversial plans to double the fee overseas nurses must pay to use the NHS have crossed the final hurdle in parliament despite strong opposition.
There has been a slight drop in the number of nurse vacancies in the NHS, latest figures show, but health chiefs warned filling gaps remained a big challenge.
A trust chief executive in Scotland who started her career in nursing and worked her way to the top is retiring after more than 40 years in the NHS.
A pilot scheme to allow EU nurses and other health and social care staff working across the UK apply for “settled status” has been delayed, Nursing Times has learned.
Nursing leaders have welcomed the fact European Union nurses across the UK will be able apply for “settled status” to remain in the country, as part of the planned roll out of a pilot scheme prioritising health and social care staff.
The midwifery regulator is seeking views on whether preceptorship should be made mandatory for newly qualified midwives.