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NHS staff have been praised after new research found productivity in the health service has improved at more than double the rate of the wider economy.
The Welsh government has said it is seeking talks with ministers in Westminster over the decision by a trust in England to stop taking referrals from Wales.
Union members have voted to campaign for better resources for mental health services including a guaranteed share of the NHS budget, in a bid to ensure sufficient staff numbers across the sector.
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust has announced that “for the time being” it will be unable to book new routine elective care appointments for patients living in Wales.
The amount of money nursing homes can claim from the NHS to cover essential registered nurse care will increase by 4.7% next financial year, the government has announced.
The NHS in England will not be able to deliver the long-term plan for the health service unless it tackles severe staffing shortages including a lack of nurses, MPs have warned.
The introduction of free liability insurance for general practice staff will empower nurses to expand their roles with greater confidence and could help fill vacancies, a union chief has said.
The chief executive of NHS England has personally pledged to ensure brutal cuts to career progression funds for nurses are reversed.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is advising individuals, such as nurses who work through agencies and umbrella companies, to be careful they’re not inadvertently being drawn into tax avoidance.
Joint commissioning could be the way forward for public health services including health visiting and school nursing, according to the secretary of state for health and social care.