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Stark increases in GP workloads are "unsustainable", researchers have said after a new study showed that family doctors are dealing with more consultations than ever before. Workloads in general practice have increased by 16% over the last seven years, according to the largest ever analysis of GP and nurse consultations.…
Millions of workers put in £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, a new study has shown. More than five million people worked an average of 7.7 extra hours a week without pay, worth over £6,000 each, said the TUC. Workers aged 40 to 44 were most likely to do…
Workers on zero hours contracts have similar levels of job satisfaction and work-life balance as full time employees, according to a new report. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said its study also showed that zero hours employees were more likely to want to work additional hours. The…
Nurses are working in "intolerable situations", with many considering leaving the profession, according to a poll. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of more than 4,000 nurses found many felt undervalued, with too many patients to care for and too much paperwork. More than half (56%) said too much…
Nursing shifts of 12 hours or more are linked to heightened risk of burnout and job dissatisfaction, according to an international study of more than 31,000 hospital nurses. A survey of nurses in 12 European countries found such long shifts were particularly common in England and Ireland, research published in…
The publication of a new report ‘Older Women and Work – Looking to the Future’ from the Scottish Commission on Older Women, brings to the fore the experiences of older women seeking to remain in, or re-enter, the labour market. With rising numbers of women over the age of 50…
A Northern Irish social work lecturer who completed a PhD on the topic of ‘Resilience and Burnout in Child Protection Social Work’ was one of eight individuals who achieved the NI Leadership/Strategic Award at the recent NISCC PQ awards ceremony. Dr Paula McFadden is a lecturer at the School of…
Nurses are among the least happy in the UK when it comes to their work-life balance, according to research carried out by recruiter Randstad Care. Only 49% of nurses are happy with their work-life balance, compared to 59% of British workers as a whole Heavy workloads and varying shift patterns…
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