Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’

NHS nurses, midwives, managers and directors pay scales for 2016/2017

Nurses and midwives in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have received a 1% pay increase for 2016/2017 after the four UK governments accepted t...

Poor workforce planning and funding leads to continued need to recruit nurses from overseas

The committee which advises the government on migration has reluctantly recommended that nurses remain on the shortage occupation list (SOL) - while criti...

George Osborne considers axing student nurse bursaries in money saving move

Student nurses may stop receiving bursaries and instead have to take out loans to pay their tuition fees under plans the Treasury is considering. Offici...

Recommended staffing ratios “should not be unthinkingly adhered to”, NHS bosses now say

The NHS is backtracking on its commitments to improve staffing ratios in a bid to save money, a new communication suggests. In the wake of the Mid Staff...

More UK nurses needed in NHS to reduce expensive overseas recruitment

It is "distracting, frustrating and expensive" to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas, the head of a leading NHS hospital says. Dr Kei...

New migrant salary rules may cost the NHS nursing jobs, union warns

Thousands of foreign nurses working in junior posts in the UK could be forced to return home under new immigration rules, union leaders have warned. A n...

We need assurance of safe NHS staffing levels

The RCPE has noted with concern recent reports that NICE has suspended its work into determining safe nurse staffing levels across the NHS, as a result of ...

Fewer nurses forecast for NHS under Conservatives

The number of NHS nurses in England is set to fall by almost 2,000 over the next four years according to government projections, Labour has said. Accusi...

NICE guidance on hospital nursing levels

New NICE guidance sets out ‘red flag events’ which warn when nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet t...

Nurses shouldn’t care for eight or more patients

Registered nurses should not be caring for more than 8 patients during the day time on a regular basis, a draft NICE guideline warns. Eighteen months afte...

4000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010

'Reckless policy' has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledg...