Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’

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...

Nurses and midwives set to face three-yearly checks

Nurses and midwives in the UK look set to face three-yearly checks from the end of 2015 under proposals being put forward. The Nursing and Midwifery Counc...

Pressures on nurses force them to ration care

Most ward nurses say they are forced to ration care, and not do or complete certain aspects of it - including adequate monitoring of patients - because the...

Nurses say wards “dangerously understaffed”

More than half of nurses believe their ward or unit is dangerously understaffed, according to a survey. Of around 600 nurses who responded to a Nursing Ti...