Posts Tagged ‘Nursing’

UK nursing numbers in decline as demand for NHS services continue to rise

Nursing numbers in the NHS are in decline, according to new figures. NMC registration data reveals an increase in the number of nurses and midwives leav...

NHS facing severe nursing shortages a year on from Brexit

There’s been a 96% drop in the number of nurses from the EU registering to practise in the UK since July last year. The figures were obtained by the H...

Nurses want a strike ballot as new figures reveal severe nursing shortages

Nurses have voted overwhelmingly to support a ballot for strike action in protest at low pay rises, as figures reveal growing staff shortages. The Royal...

Official shortages in nursing declared so lower earning, non-EU nurses don’t have to leave

The Home Secretary has listened to concerns over an imminent nursing crisis and softened the government's approach to overseas recruitment. Theresa May ...

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...

Paperwork is preventing more nursing care

Excessive paperwork is preventing nurses from caring for their patients, a Royal College of Nursing survey reveals. The increasing burden of administrati...

“NHS community services struggling to cope”

District nurses and health visitors are facing job cuts, rising workloads and less time to care for patients, despite pledges by ministers that NHS communi...

Nursing standards: PM aims to tackle ‘care problem’

Nurses have been told to do regular ward rounds, and patients encouraged to carry out inspections to improve hospital standards. They are part of a pack...

Too many working beyond limits of competence

The big story last week was the call for ministers to introduce standards for the growing number of unregulated healthcare assistants working in the NHS. ...