Issue : June 2018
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The majority of nurses and other NHS staff in Scotland will receive a 3% pay rise this year as a stop-gap measure while negotiations continue on a longer term offer, the government has announced.
Nurse staffing levels are a key factor in achieving good patient experiences, according to a new framework put together by the NHS regulator for England.
A mental health nurse who has encouraged men to open up about their feelings and a leading equality campaigner are among a fleet of inspirational nursing and midwifery professionals feted in the Queen’s birthday honours list for their outstanding contribution to their profession.
It is well known that the number of nurses is falling, with experienced nurse leaders leaving the profession.
Nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016-17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked together properly, according to a committee of MPs.
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A quarter of people who start working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council leave within the first six months, a situation described as an “extraordinary” waste of resources by one member of its governing body.
Members of the major NHS unions, including the Royal College of Nursing, Unison, Unite and the Royal College of Midwives, have all voted to accept the health service pay deal currently on offer in England.
A case study showing an example of how stealing controlled drugs led to a nurse being the subject of a Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness-to-practise hearing
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