Category list : Safe staffing
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Nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland have reached a record high despite more staff then ever before being in post, latest figures reveal.
Many nurses and midwives say they often think about leaving their job, with a significant proportion considering quitting healthcare altogether, shows the latest staff survey results.
“We are nurses and we can do this” was the rallying cry from Royal College of Nursing president Anne Marie Rafferty, as members launched a crusade against dangerous understaffing.
The meltdown of the Royal College of Nursing last year was “traumatising” but has opened the door for a “rebirth” of the organisation, its new president has told Nursing Times.
Health and social care providers will have to prove to the Care Quality Commission that they understand how to safely deploy nursing associates before they receive registration from now on.
Shortages of nurses in key areas like mental health, district and practice nursing risk scuppering the delivery of the 10-year plan for the NHS, say health service leaders who have called for urgent action to address staffing issues.
Hospital leaders must carefully weigh up the risks and benefits of bringing nursing associates into their workforce before deploying them, according to new national guidelines.
Members of a major Irish nursing union are set to go on strike on January 30 with possible further walkouts due to take place throughout next month in a protest over low pay.
A “comprehensive” NHS workforce implementation plan will be published later this year, NHS England has confirmed today in its new long-term plan for the health service.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.