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Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, has published a new report on the state of social care warning of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that…
David Cameron has clashed with nursing leaders over claims that the profession faces a recruitment crisis. The outgoing chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Dr Peter Carter has warned that the NHS faces bankruptcy as nurses are "ground down" by working conditions and poor pay. He also…
Nurses from across the country have opposed Government plans to deport migrant workers which is feared will cost the NHS millions of pounds in recruitment and training costs and compromise patient safety. New immigration rules mean that from 2017 non-European Economic Area migrants will have to leave the country after…
New immigration rules that mean migrants must be earning £35,000 or more to stay in the UK after six years will cost millions of pounds to the NHS and compromise patient safety, a nurses' union has warned. The new measures, which apply to people from outside the European Economic Area…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a clampdown on staffing agencies that are "ripping off the NHS", in a bid to improve the health service's financial woes. Agency staff bills cost the NHS £3.3 billion last year, more than the cost of all 22 million A&E admissions combined. The strict…
A new resource to help adult social care employers tackle the challenges of staff recruitment and retention has been published by sector agency, Skills for Care. The Finding and Keeping Workers resource identifies problems and solutions within four key themes to attract more people, take on the right people, foster…
A new £1m to plan to recruit new primary care support workers to help people diagnosed with dementia has been unveiled as part of a new Welsh Government drive to tackle the disease. Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford also said he wants health boards to work towards a…
A senior NHS agency manager has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for fraud after she received a kickback of more than £50,000 stolen from the public purse. Julie Angrish, the head of national recruitment at NHS Professionals Ltd (NHSP), used a company run by her sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and…