Category list : European Working Time Directive
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Royal College of Midwives and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are to sign a “historic partnership” today, meaning they will look after each other’s members working across the border.
The leaders of 12 royal colleges and trade unions have written to the prime minister urging caution against removing working time regulations from law following Brexit.
Nursing staff are frequently unable to take their breaks, are having to stay behind at the end of work and are being given “barbaric” rotas with back-to-back day and night shifts, which is putting both them and their patients at risk, it has been warned.
Nurses are more likely to call in sick following 12-hour shifts than if they have not worked a stint of this length, reveal early findings from a new study.
How will Brexit affect nursing and healthcare?Subscription
We asked a team of nurses and student nurses from across the UK for their opinions on the UK voting to leave the EU. Meet The NT Nursing Panel.
Staffing levels, workers’ rights, pressure on UK health services and money for the NHS were discussed by nurses at this year’s Royal College of Nursing congress ahead of the forthcoming European Union referendum.
Analysis: How the EU referendum affects nursingSubscription
With the European Union referendum only days away, Nicola Merrifield weighs up some of the possible pros and cons for nursing of a vote to stay or leave.
The Royal College of Nursing has said it will not be taking a formal position on whether members should vote to stay in or leave the European Union in the referendum next month.
Night workers should have more control over their rotas to help reduce the negative impact shifts can have on their family and social life, according to new analysis of research on the effect of non-standard hours.
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