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National efforts to stop nurses from leaving their jobs, and in some cases the profession altogether, have seen some employers reduce turnover, but it is still “very early days”, according to a senior nurse at England’s NHS regulator.
What is it that is happening across half of the UK that the Royal College of Nursing thinks could be a major catalyst in helping to tackle nurse shortages in the other half?
Working conditions and morale must be improved for prison nurses, who are operating within a service that is in crisis, members of the Royal College of Nursing have warned.
Nurses are being denied training opportunities that keep them up to date in their clinical practice due to a combination of winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts, the Royal College of Nursing has warned in a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing’s leader has said the organisation will look into concerns about the way the NHS pay deal has been communicated to its members, following claims that the union has “misrepresented” the offer.
The Royal College of Nursing will look at the possibility of including nurse-to-patient ratios in its campaign for staffing legislation but will not necessarily call for all parts of the UK to adopt the same laws, its chief executive has revealed.
The Royal College of Nursing is to demand safe nurse staffing legislation in all parts of the UK in a new campaign it will launch this autumn, the organisation’s chief executive has announced.
The chief nursing officer for England has reiterated that encouraging more people to have a career in nursing, and also to stay in the job, is a “massive priority” for the profession.
NHS trusts are being encouraged to use a new tool to assess their workforce plans, after a review of the proposals by regulator NHS Improvement found “all could be more robust”.
The University of Hertfordshire is to provide 40 scholarships of £9,000 each to student nurses and other healthcare undergraduates, in a bid to “break down perceived barriers” to entering the professions.