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Managers have "cold feet" when it comes to employing someone who has a mental illness, a charity has said. Rethink Mental Illness said that many people with mental illness feel like they are pushing against a locked door when it comes to employment. The comments come after a poll of…
The Scottish Government needs to urgently improve workforce planning for the NHS if the health service is to have sufficient staff to meet future demands, public spending watchdogs have warned. Audit Scotland said that despite increasing numbers of staff - the NHS employed the equivalent of 139,431 full-time workers at…
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in…
Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged recruitment firms to do more to tackle the "rapidly growing" problem of job scams, saying victims are losing up to £500 by paying up-front costs.…
Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 31% to around 2 million by…
Independent care homes in Scotland are "on the breadline" due to a recruitment crisis and wage pressures, according to a new report. Industry body Scottish Care said the sector is facing a "real emergency" including further closures unless remedial action is taken within the year.The Care Home Workforce Data Report…
Some NHS hospital trusts have more than 1,000 staff vacancies while others have left crucial roles unfilled for up to two years, an investigation has revealed. The ITV News probe across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland asked every acute trust to disclose how many staff posts were unfilled. The…
The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has risen 51% in just four years, with those under the age of retirement citing low pay and poor working conditions. New figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show that for the first time in recent history more midwives…
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