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Women with incurable breast cancer are receiving poor care due to a lack of specialist nurses, according to a new report. A study for Breast Cancer Care found that just a fifth of NHS organisations have one or more clinical nurse specialists dedicated to women whose cancer has come back…
A growing staffing "crisis" in Scotland's care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned. New figures released by private and voluntary social care representative organisation Scottish Care uncovered evidence of major problems in recruiting and retaining staff. The survey of around 250…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
The NHS could suffer a nursing shortage of up to 42,000 just six years after Brexit, a leaked Government projection claims. Concerns have been raised about the prediction - a worst-case scenario figure produced by civil servants to reflect the case where EU and non-EU nurses stop coming into the…
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today. Through Ambition London, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, two new toolkits are being made available to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions of careers in…
The number of unfilled nursing and midwifery posts has "rocketed" in a five-year period, according to Scottish Labour. Vacancies stood at 661 in December 2011 but rose to 2,525 by the same month in 2016, analysis by the party showed. The number of long-term vacancies - posts going unfilled for…
There has been a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS despite Government aims to recruit more, figures show. Provisional data from NHS Digital shows there were 34,050 full-time equivalent GPs at the end of December. This is 445 fewer than in September when there were 34,495.…
Low morale and poor pay are key reasons why the NHS struggles to retain staff, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 NHS workers found that structural reorganisations of the NHS, such as those pushed through by the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in 2012, have also affected…
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