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A big drop in the number of nurses from the EU registering to work in the UK has been blamed by the Government on new language tests rather than Brexit. Health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy (pictured) said ministers were aware of the 96% fall in EU-trained nurses applying to register with…
Unions representing nurses and other health workers are urging the Prime Minister to remove the 1% cap on their pay, warning it was affecting the recruitment of enough staff to provide safe patient care. A letter to the Prime Minister signed by officials from 15 unions, including the Royal College…
The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff by Unison found that four…
Social Care Wales (SCW) are hosting a series of workshops to explore what you think of two of their exciting work areas for 2017- 2018. The workshops will provide participants with the opportunity hear about and contribute to this work and SCW are encouraging as many care professionals to get…
The Tory manifesto will keep the commitment to reducing net migration the "tens of thousands", with Theresa May setting out a series of measures aimed at getting the numbers down. The manifesto will double the charge levied on firms employing migrants, and increase the amount paid by migrant workers and…
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
Vacancies for GPs are at their highest ever level, research suggests. A survey of 860 GPs for Pulse magazine found 12.2% of positions are currently vacant. This is an increase from 11.7% the same time last year, and up from 2.1% in 2011, when Pulse started collecting data. Some 158…
A major new campaign promoting Wales as a fantastic country for nurses to train, work and live has launched today. The 'Train / Work / Live in Wales' campaign starts as Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that NHS Bursaries for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will…
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