Career and workforce news
Concerns have been raised over the potential delay of a health and social care workforce plan in Scotland.
A top nursing professor, who was recently honoured by the Queen, has said that to truly stamp out race inequalities within the NHS will require “bravery” and the commitment of leaders from all backgrounds.
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event.
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.
An NHS trust in North East England is harnessing the heart-melting power of childhood innocence in a new hard-hitting campaign to protect its staff against abuse in the workplace.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named one of the best places in the world for nurses and midwives to work.
“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
All NHS trusts should have a director of midwifery to avoid maternity services getting “lost” within nursing, according to the chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
Cancer services are destined for a “worryingly bleak future”, unless urgent action is taken to boost the specialist workforce, a charity chief has warned.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK has increased by almost 4,000 in the past year, latest figures reveal.
The midwifery workforce in Wales could be under threat if England attempts to poach midwives to plug staffing gaps caused by Brexit, warns a report by the Royal College of Midwives.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will “look at” the possibility of introducing safe nurse staffing legislation in England, Nursing Times has learnt.
The NHS nurse shortfall may hit 51,000 by the time the UK has officially left the European Union, health chiefs have warned.
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A national awards programme celebrating nursing excellence is proving to be a great success, just six months after launching, according to the charity behind it.
NHS trusts in London are offering to cover visa costs for their European Union nurses to encourage them to stay after Brexit.
Candidates standing for election to the Royal College of Nursing’s governing council have been announced, following the decision of current members to stand down after a no confidence vote.
More than one in five nurses working in adult hospital care in England is from the European Union or further afield, show new figures that demonstrate the health service’s reliance on overseas workers.
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.
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.
Senior nurses across the NHS have been invited to attend a first-of-its-kind training programme to learn about safe and effective workforce planning.
A community trust in West London has been praised for making improvements but told to review the “unmanageable” caseloads of its nurses who have complained of feeling stressed and overworked.
Healthcare staff are wasting valuable time searching for parking spaces and two-thirds have been fined when trying to park at work, according to a survey published today by the union Unison.
Trusts providing mental health services should be set new targets to improve staff retention rates, according to a group of MPs who called for urgent action to boost the mental health workforce.
Healthcare assistants now account for almost three in 10 of all nursing team roles in NHS trusts in England and their numbers are increasing at nearly four times the rate of registered nurses, according to a new study.
London is now the only region in England to have a majority black and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing workforce, it has been revealed.
Prospective student nurses should be warned about the challenges and demands of the job before choosing to pursue the career, according to a new report by Health Education England.
A passionate nurse is celebrating after becoming what is believed to be the youngest lecturer in the country – just 15 months after graduating from the university herself.
The government has been forced to defend its decision to scrap bursaries for nursing students in England, after a petition calling for the grants to be reinstated attracted widespread support.
Almost two thirds of nurses think the NHS will deteriorate after Brexit, according to a new YouGov poll.