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Low-paid nurses and porters are being charged "extortionate" fees of almost £90 a month to use hospital car parks, a new study reveals. Research by Unison showed that many NHS Trusts operated a flat-rate payment system regardless of how much staff were paid. A Freedom of Information request by the…
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…
Nurses are starting to vote on whether they want to take industrial action in protest at a continuing cap on their pay. Around 270,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing are being asked for their views on how to respond to a further below-inflation rise. The poll will ask…
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…
Ministers should review pay policy for NHS staff and the impact it has on workforce morale, peers have said. A new report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS acknowledged a "prolonged period of pay restraint" faced by health workers. Last week it…
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…
A new "fast track" programme for nurses is being launched by NHS England. The Nurse First programme will provide financial support for graduates who have degrees in subjects that are not nursing, but that are related. It will enable people wishing to become a nurse to take a fast-track "top…
Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham discussed the future of health and social care across the region when he visited the University of Salford. The Leigh MP, who has served as both Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Health, provided an insight into the issues surrounding health…
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