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Nursing

Workforce

New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.

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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.

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Exclusive: Staff shortage fuels recruitment of nearly 6,000 overseas nurses

A shortage of registered nurses to fill an increasing number of posts has driven nearly three-quarters of hospital trusts to recruit overseas, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Exclusive: Workforce plan sets out second year of nursing growth

Nurse training places will increase for the second consecutive year, HSJ can reveal.

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One in three trusts have board level vacancies

One in three trusts have at least one vacancy or interim executive on their board, according to a King’s Fund report based on research by HSJ.

Lord Willis

Exclusive: Lord Willis reveals plans for the future of nurse education

NHS trusts could be required to provide far more formalised education and training for qualified nurses under radical proposals outlined to HSJ ahead of a major review next year.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

The health secretary has called for a significant increase in community and primary care nursing posts as part of the drive to boost services outside of hospitals

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Parliament gives 'zero harm' bill financial backing

The government has given financial backing to a bill that legislates for zero harm in the NHS and changes the way professional regulators determine fitness to practise.

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Exclusive: Eight Morecambe Bay midwives face NMC action

Eight midwives who worked for the foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action

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Guidance falls short on anti-bullying rules

New guidance that demands doctors and nurses are open about their mistakes does not include an explicit warning against staff obstructing or bullying their colleagues, sparking concern from campaigners.

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£35m of key technology funding withheld by DH

Over a third of the flagship £100m nursing technology fund has been held back, with the Department of Health declining to confirm a new date for its release

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Hospital nursing posts dip for second month in a row

The numbers of nursing staff employed in NHS hospitals has dipped for the second month in a row for the first time since the start of the “Francis effect” on nurse recruitment

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Expanded roles envisaged for non-medical staff

The roles and responsibilities of non-medical NHS staff would be dramatically expanded under the five year forward view

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'Hostile' private provider ordered to pay whistleblowing nurse's costs

A private provider of nursing services across Britain must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as ‘unreasonably hostile’.

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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services

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'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

The rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has stopped, with numbers now falling for the first time this year

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Unison to strike on turnout of just 16 per cent

The NHS Confederation has questioned the legitimacy of next month’s planned NHS strike after it emerged that just 16 per cent of Unison members took part in the vote.

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Exclusive: HEE spends £4.7m to tempt nurses back to NHS

Health Education England plans to spend almost £5m to attract thousands of nurses back into the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Labour 'needs to address funding to universities' to meet workforce pledge

Labour would have to address a shortage of funding to universities if it were to deliver on its pledge for 36,000 extra NHS staff if it formed a government, HSJ has been told

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NHS faces strike action after Unison poll

The NHS could be hit by strike action as soon as next month after a majority of Unison members voted in favour of industrial action over pay.

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