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Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland are staging protests this week against staff shortages and patient overcrowding in their hospitals.
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned a rise in agency spending in Northern Ireland, after newly released figures showed one agency alone had tripled its income in three years.
A new app is being developed to make it easier for NHS staff to sign up for extra shifts in a bid to claw back the £480m a year being spent on plugging gaps with expensive agency workers.
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.
A nurse who did agency work while off sick from her main job at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 16 months in prison.
A London nurse who used voodoo to traffick vulnerable Nigerian women into prostitution in Germany has been convicted under the Modern Slavery Act.
Scotland has cut its spending on agency nurses and midwives by 3.6% during the last financial year to £23.6m, according to the latest figures released by NHS Scotland.
Spending on agency nurses fell by 20% in the latest financial year as trusts used more bank staff instead to cover vacancies, according to the NHS’s latest annual review.
A nurse and four healthcare assistants have been convicted for their involvement in a fraud conspiracy that was masterminded by a recruitment agent.
A nursing agency has launched new training and a “buddy” system for staff, as part of wider efforts to ensure employees look after their own mental wellbeing.