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NHS staff in Wales, including nurses and midwives, have agreed a new three year pay deal worth 6.5%. The agreement matches one announced in England earlier this year, and goes beyond in some areas, said the Welsh government. Pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting rates and there…
According to the latest research from leading job board, CV-Library, almost two thirds (63.9%) of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough, with a further 82.4% stating that this impacts how they feel about their job. The survey explored the topic of professional relationships in the workplace, to…
A protest by prison staff over violence and safety concerns has been called off by their union after the Government agreed to drop the threat of court action. Members of the POA, the trade union for prison staff, were told to return to work by 1pm following an agreement with…
A crackdown on violence against emergency workers is set to be rubber-stamped. Criminals who attack victims including police, prison officers, fire service personnel and paramedics, will face longer jail terms under the strengthened regime. A new offence will double the maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker from six to…
Health leaders have warned a law to ensure safe staffing in the NHS will not achieve its objective as it currently stands. A panel of expert witnesses told Holyrood’s Health Committee they had serious concerns about the Scottish Government’s Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill. The legislation will mean NHS…
Some NHS staff choose not to get the flu vaccine because they wrongly believe it could make them ill, England's top nurse has said. Professor Jane Cummings, chief nurse for England, said some "myths" persist around the vaccine, including among NHS workers, with the "big one" being that it gives…
The number of NHS staff vacancies has increased and is expected to rise further by the end of year, new figures show. There were 107,743 vacancies in England at the end of June, up from 98,475 in March and bucking a downward trend seen in 2017/18, according to a quarterly…
NHS staff will be asked what needs to be done to make them feel safe and secure at work in the largest ever health and care engagement exercise. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will use a speech at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on Monday to announce plans to give all 3.1…
The NHS could face paying tens of millions a year in extra immigration costs after Brexit, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. Analysis by the RCP suggested that rising costs, coupled with the potential for European Union nationals to face similar charges to non-EU medics for the first…
One in four student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, figures show. Data obtained by nursing journal Nursing Standard and the charity the Health Foundation indicates that of 16,544 UK nursing students who began three-year degrees due to finish in 2017, 4,027 left their courses early or…
The NHS could free up £480 million a year to reinvest in services if trusts filled temporary vacancies with workers from a "staff bank" instead of using expensive staffing agencies, a report has said. Temporary employees supplied by agencies, including doctors and nurses, cost on average 20% more than those…
Over three times as many care professionals believe that enjoying their jobs (87.9%) is a better measure of career success, than having a high salary (24.2%). Despite this, almost over one in five (21%) believe that their career success is defined by how others see their achievements. That’s according to…
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