Career and workforce news
Senior nurses will be able to access support to help develop new volunteer roles within the NHS, as part of a project aspiring to ease pressure on busy staff and improve patient care
Child-sized, gender-neutral versions of Scotland’s national nursing uniform are at the heart of a new project designed to challenge public perceptions about the image of the profession.
Unions have announced that nurses and midwives in Northern Ireland are to be consulted on whether they are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action, over pay.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said the upcoming NHS 10-year plan will feature a boost for nurse training to tackle shortages.
The dizzying scale of the nurse workforce crisis facing England has been laid bare by independent experts, who called on leaders to urgently boost the number of nurses in training through incentives to encourage students to enter the profession and support employers to take on apprentices.
Intensive care services for the sickest patients are to be moved out of Leicester General Hospital because of ongoing concerns about staff shortages and patient safety.
Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has rejected pleas for oversea nurses to be exempted from extra charges to use the NHS, insisting it is “only right” they pay.
An emergency care nurse was among the health professionals and campaigners to feature in a short film played today at a major international health conference.
Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.