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NHS hospitals are "plugging the care gap" with healthcare assistants where they are struggling to recruit nurses, a new report suggests.The document, by BPP University School of Nursing, states that while nursing positions rose by 0.5% between December 2015 to December 2017, the number of healthcare assistants rose by 6.5%.The…
The NHS made almost £70 million by charging staff for parking last year, it has been revealed.Figures released by NHS Digital show that trusts in England raked in £69.5 million in 2017/18 from charges and penalty fines incurred by NHS workers parking across all its sites.Unite, a union which represents…
Union organisers are running a mobile advert campaign in a bid to drum up public support for a planned 48-hour strike of thousands of council workers.Around 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions are due to walk out on a two-day strike on Tuesday in a long-running row over…
There have been "savage" cuts to the number of health visitors in England, Labour has warned.New analysis by the party suggests the number of health visitors has been cut by 8% in just one year.It said babies and toddlers are missing out on vital health checks as a result.Labour said…
Significant reform and radical solutions need to be considered to provide the essential services older and vulnerable people in Wales will need according to the National Assembly’s Finance Committee. In a new report 'The cost of caring for an ageing population', it found that adult social care costs are likely…
Thousands of Glasgow City Council workers will stage a two-day strike later this month in a row over equal pay claims. More than 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions are due to walk out for 48 hours from Tuesday October 23. The unions said the strike will affect…
The Health Secretary has written to EU staff working in Scotland’s NHS to express the country’s gratitude and wish for them to stay on post-Brexit. Jeane Freeman MSP (pictured) sent a letter with less than six months to go until the UK withdraws from the EU. The Scottish Government has…
More than 2.5 million patients across England may see their local surgery close in the next five years because of the high numbers of GPs at risk of leaving the profession - causing a "catastrophic" effect on patient care, health leaders have warned. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) said…
Teaching assistants, auxiliary nurses, police community officers and other public services support staff are putting in millions of hours of unpaid overtime, according to new research. Unison said its study showed the impact of years of job cuts, which had led to "intolerable pressures" across the public sector. A survey…
There are around 110,000 unfilled posts in the adult social care workforce in England, according to a new report. The majority of vacancies, 76,000, are for hands-on care workers, according to a report by the charity Skills for Care - which focuses on workforce development in adult social care in…
The NHS is struggling to fill shifts around the clock as it deals with a new generation of workers who want flexible working, it has been claimed. Young people joining the health service have high expectations of their employer and want more say over when they work, a trust chief…
Staffing levels in the NHS are "inadequate" for patients to be receiving quality care, a major new poll of doctors suggest. A survey of more than 7,800 clinicians from across the UK found that 91% feel staffing levels in the NHS are inadequate to deliver quality patient care. The poll,…
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