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Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare workers as "stand-ins", an investigation suggests. Analysis of two years' worth of official data shows almost every acute hospital in England is failing to meet its own standard on how many nurses it should have…
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
Doctors' leaders have claimed the Government's plans to extend access to GPs in England are in "complete disarray", after a report warned of "difficulties" recruiting and retaining enough family doctors to deliver them. The National Audit Office said shortfalls in training places, increased part-time working and early retirement mean there…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is recruiting for three Lay Chairs and six Social Care Members (five social workers and one social care worker) to join their registration and Fitness to Practise Committees. For all of these roles, you will need to be able to understand, evaluate and…
Care homes are losing staff to Asda because of the funding crisis in the social care sector, a Labour MP has claimed. Kate Green said providers in her Stretford and Urmston constituency are "haemorrhaging" workers because councils do not have sufficient funding to commission services which pay people at a…
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
Skills for Care has announced details of their 2017 Annual Conference which will take place at The Titanic Hotel on Thursday 9 March next year. With around 60,000 job vacancies in the sector on any given day that employers say recruitment and retention is a major concern for them. Therefore,…
This guidance replaces the Scottish Government’s national guidance Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment (2007). Safer recruitment is about properly examining the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to work with vulnerable people. Employers must therefore have a range of safer recruitment and selection practices in place.…
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