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Unqualified support workers are practising in the NHS with job titles that describe them as nurses with advanced skills, experts have warned. A new study found that thousands of nursing jobs across the NHS actually have titles that have little or no link to a nurse's education or level of…
Two thousand nurses are expected to hold a demonstration over pay in Parliament Square today. Beginning immediately after the first Prime Minister's Questions of the new parliamentary year, the rally is part of a union campaign calling on the Government to scrap the long-standing 1% cap on public sector pay.…
Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled "bold and ambitious" plans for the coming year aimed at making Scotland fairer, greener and more prosperous. The First Minister announced the Scottish Government - which has been accused of focusing too much on independence and failing to get on with the day job - would…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have jointly launched the new Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers. These Standards have been developed as a collaboration between NISCC and the RQIA and in consultation with employers, registrants, service…
A council is facing cutting 800 jobs over the next three years as its leader warned it would no longer be able to deliver its current range and volume of services in the future. Bob Myles, leader of Angus Council, also said it would be a "significantly different organisation" by…
If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer? Social Care Wales is currently consulting on our plans to regulate domiciliary care workers in Wales.…
The NHS will pay agencies up to £100 million to recruit GPs from abroad in a bid to increase staffing numbers. International recruitment is hoped to begin in the autumn, a contract notice posted by NHS England said, with between 2-3,000 doctors anticipated to come from overseas. It comes as…
A projected rise in the number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Scotland's NHS is not enough to keep pace with increasing patient demand, a representative body has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland said ministers and health boards have not yet done enough to address pressures…