Issue : 28 September 2016
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Union leaders have warned that the status of health and social care workers from other European Union countries need protecting or UK services risk a disastrous haemorrhage of staff post-Brexit.
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Unions have called for the government’s 1% public sector pay rise cap to be broken and for NHS staff to receive an above-inflation uplift in their salaries instead. They said this increase was needed to help ease the nurse recruitment and retention crisis.
I’m not normally one for the cavalcade of calendar awareness events that have become a bit of a public relations fad over the last decade, but this week was different – it was Health Visitor Week.
A UK nursing academic has been made a fellow of a prestigious US medical society, thought to be the first time a member of the profession has been given such a role.
Fenella’s experience as both an in- and out-patient varied considerably depending on staffing levels and the number of regular staff employed
A native American tribal leader and nursing academic is to establish the world’s first centre to carry out research into standards of healthcare received by indigenous peoples.
Welsh government urged to reveal bursary plansSubscription
The Welsh government must “stop dithering” and “make its mind up” over whether to continue providing bursaries to student nurses, members of the Welsh Assembly have warned during a debate.
Degree-level nurse apprenticeships being developed under government plans must meet the pre-registration requirements already set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for nurse education, the professional regulator underlined at its council meeting this week.
Pay rise above 1% 'needed to ease nurse crisis'Subscription
Pay rises for NHS staff that are capped at 1% are “unsustainable” and must instead be increased to above inflation rates to help ease the current nurse recruitment crisis, unions have warned ahead of the annual review of health service staff salaries.
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