Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’

Row over Agenda for Change pay deal as some nurses are worse off

A row has broken out over the proposed three-year Agenda for Change pay deal agreed earlier this year. Following the lifting of the 1% pay cap by the go...

NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses as patient demand continues to rise, figures reveal

One in 10 nurses is now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures from NHS Digital show. More than 33,000 left the NHS last year, creating staff sho...

Nursing numbers are falling as a potentially challenging winter for the NHS approaches

The number of nurses and health visitors employed by the NHS has fallen for the first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013, according to a new ana...

NHS facing a nursing crisis as it heads into winter with staff shortages, report says

Hospitals are facing a staffing crisis this winter, the RCN has warned. More than 30,000 nurses were surveyed to gain a snapshot of their experiences on...

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...

Nursing numbers aren’t improving and patient safety is being risked

The under staffing of nurses has not improved over the past 12 months and continues to represent a worrying patient safety issue, a survey finds. UNISON...

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 remainĀ 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...