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    NHS faces 'summer of protest' over nursing pay


    RCN poll saw 19 per cent turnout with majority in favour of protests and strike action Union threatens to ballot for industrial action if pay cap is not lifted by ministers Action follows mounting criticism of pay restraint policy which started seven years ago The ...

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    New fears over nursing workforce shortages revealed


    Nine out of 10 nursing leaders in the NHS say they are worried abour their ability to recruit nurses, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. The RCN has also said it believes there are 40,000 nursing vacancies in the service.

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    HSJ Knowledge

    'All part of the NHS family': in celebration of support staff


    Non-clinical staff can make patients’ lives better and safer – and clinicians’ work easier, writes Daloni Carlisle in the run-up to HSJ ’s Provider Summit from 19-20 April

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    Exclusive: Leak reveals worst case scenario for nursing after Brexit


    Modelling by civil servants shows NHS nursing supply could fail to meet demand by 2025-26 Worst case scenario shows a shortage of between 26,000 and 42,000 nurses Health minister convenes new committee to drive policy response After Brexit the NHS could be hit by a ...

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    Mackey: 'We dropped a clanger' on agency staff rules


    NHSI announced new rules in February to prevent trusts from using agency staff who are also employed by the NHS, but said it was “pausing” the policy last week Jim Mackey says “we dropped a clanger but we fixed it” NHS regulators have admitted they “dropped ...

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    Mackey: New agency staff rules put on hold


    NHS Improvement pauses new rules on employing agency staff RCN says plans were “ill conceived” and delay is welcome Jim Mackey says other planned changes announced in February will go ahead NHS Improvement has delayed “until further notice” bringing in new rules to prevent trusts ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    Roundtable: why culture is the big career killer for women


    HSJ’s panel identified ‘micro inequalities’ and the return of macho culture as key factors stifling greater gender equality in healthcare leadership

  • Janet Davies

    RCN to separate union and professional roles


    RCN to set up two committees to separately lead on professional nursing and trade union issues Reforms follow recommendations in the Francis report that RCN separate its dual roles All members will be able to stand for election to the committees and be eligible to vote. ...

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    HSJ Local

    NHS trust replacing qualified nurses with nursing associates


    East and North Hertfordshire Trust to replace 21 nurse posts with nursing associates Royal College of Nursing warns the move is worrying and will short change patients Nursing associate role is being developed by Health Education England The Royal College of Nursing has criticised plans ...

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    HSJ Partners

    New guidance on police support for incidents on mental health wards

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    The memorandum of unerstanding will aim to clarify when the police might take the lead and when they ought to hand management over to care staff

  • Jackie Smith

    NMC to regulate new nursing associate role


    The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to regulate nursing associates after it agreed to accept the government’s request to enter the new role on its register.

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    New rules on when mental health trusts should call police


    New agreement published on police interventions involving mental health and learning disability patients Document sets out when police should attend mental health and learning disability inpatient units and places of safety Imposes strict guidelines of when police should use restraint Providers encouraged to sign up to ...

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    Revealed: The hospitals with the worst nurse staffing


    Analysis suggests majority of acute hospitals are struggling to meet their own plans for nurse staffing Data shows trusts employing more healthcare assistants than planned Expert warns there is a risk of “false reassurance” on safety Decline in achieving staffing plans comes despite increases in employed ...

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    HSJ Local

    Former RCN chief appointed chair of troubled trust


    The former chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, has been appointed interim chair at Medway Foundation Trust.

  • Janet Davies

    Nurse shortages 'likely to worsen' due to retirements and leaving EU


    Nursing shortages are likely to get worse and could put patient safety at risk unless the government acts to tackle recruitment and retention problems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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    Government negotiating on employment contracts for one million NHS staff


    Jeremy Hunt says “constructive” negotiations under way with NHS unions on further contract reform The junior doctor dispute with the BMA was “wholly avoidable”, says health secretary Mr Hunt claims proposed changes will improve flexible working, quality and morale The government is having “constructive” negotiations ...

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    New data reveals scale of nursing jobs advertised


    New data from NHS Digital shows 29,000 full-time equivalent job adverts for nurses in first three months of 2016 More than 9,000 registered nurse and midwife roles were advertised each month on the NHS Jobs website Year on year there were 3,300 more FTE nursing staff working ...

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    Trusts may face financial penalties for over-recruiting staff


    Sixty-three provider trusts identified for excess pay bill growth since 2014 and face potential cuts of £356m This has been calculated by halving the excess growth above the level of inflation since 2015-16 One chief executive says NHS Improvement’s figures ignored the historical baseline of poor staffing ...

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    CQC: Night staff should be allowed rests to ensure safety


    CQC says NHS trusts must consider best practice guidelines on rest at night for hospital staff Inquest heard trainee at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital crashed his car after probably falling asleep following night shifts NHS trusts should comply with guidelines on allowing doctors and nurses to ...

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    Can we expect nursing associates in the NHS by spring 2017?


    With stakes pegged high for public safety, it may be a while till a regulated framework for the new healthcare role is set up in the NHS