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NHS trusts are £1.2 billion in the red as they face increasing demand for services, new figures show. At the end of December, NHS providers in England reported a year-to-date deficit of £1,281 billion, which is £365 million worse than the £916 million planned deficit, according to NHS Improvement data.…
Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview. A survey of over 1,100 decision-makers found that three out of five agreed a woman should have to disclose…
One of the Oxfam workers sacked over sexual misconduct allegations in earthquake-shattered Haiti was later re-hired by the charity in Ethiopia. The decision to employ the man as a consultant in the African nation was described by the charity as a "serious error". Several staff were sacked or resigned in…
Scottish health boards have launched a global recruitment drive for radiologists. Nine boards are looking to fill 32 vacancies by advertising in Western Europe, India, Australia, the USA and Canada. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) welcomed what it described as a “much-needed international drive to boost radiologist numbers”. Ayrshire…
Social care in England is running as a "Cinderella service" - with the sector undervalued and its workers poorly rewarded, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said. A new report into the adult social care workforce in England concludes that the Department of Health and Social Care is not doing…
Government plans to boost the number of trainee nurses are failing - with Ucas figures revealing a second decline in applications this year, nursing leaders have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that five years after the Francis Report blamed unsafe nurse levels for poor care at Mid…
The Government is in the dark over how many people have been stopped from working with children or vulnerable adults as a result of disclosures made in background checks, a watchdog report suggests. No checks are made on how employers have responded to details provided by a body that processes…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the NHS needs "urgent, urgent funding" and the nation needs a broad investment to help it become a more equal society. Speaking to a party rally in central London and as the NHS this year celebrates its 70th birthday, he said: "The NHS needs urgent,…
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