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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…
Politicians must use the election campaign to address the growing concerns over NHS staffing, health service bosses say. NHS Providers says a combination of pay restraint, the impact of Brexit and the absence of a robust long-term NHS workforce strategy are taking their toll. It claims, despite the longest and…
Waiting times for physiotherapy could worsen because of visa restrictions on workers and uncertainty over Brexit, it is being warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accused the Government of not having a coherent strategy on the recruitment of overseas staff. An extra 500 physiotherapists were needed every year to keep…
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
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