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Wales ‘displaying a dangerous and growing reliance’ on agency nurses

The NHS in Wales could move to a model in which most or all nursing care is outsourced to private companies, if its increasing reliance on agency staff continues, a union report has claimed. According to the Royal College of Nursing, the Welsh health service…

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Nurses urged to look out for serious strep A infections and scarlet fever

Public health officials in England have warned that there has been an increase this year in the number of cases of serious infections caused by group A streptococci in children. Cases of scarlet fever reported by general practices in England are “higher than normal for…

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RCN confirms critical care will be exempt from strikes but not A&E

The Royal College of Nursing has confirmed which services will be exempt nationally from taking part in the strike action slated for later this month. It said adult intensive care units and high dependency units, neonatal and paediatric intensive care units, and dialysis and chemotherapy…

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Mental health services now under ‘unsustainable pressure’

NHS mental health services are under “unsustainable pressure” as demand far outstrips the capacity of overstretched services to provide adequate care, NHS leaders have warned. Health service leaders from the mental health sector have called on the government to “do more” to alleviate “skyrocketing pressure”…

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Midwife union to consult members on latest Scottish Government pay offer 

The Royal College of Midwives has announced that it is consulting its members in Scotland on the latest pay offer made late last week by the Scottish Government. The RCM said that its online consultation on the pay offer was opening today and would close…

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Journalism award helps cement legacy for cancer nurse’s blog

A cancer specialist nurse who wrote a blog about her own experiences of living with the disease to raise awareness among other members of the nursing profession has posthumously won an award. At a ceremony on Tuesday evening, Ingrid Fuchs was named Columnist of the…

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‘Systemic’ mental health nurse shortages putting patients at risk

The shortage of registered mental health nurses “is a systemic issue which requires longer-term national workforce planning”, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said. In a report published today on how services apply the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), the regulator reported serious concerns of…

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Further rise in nurse vacancies to almost 47,500

Nurse vacancies in England’s NHS have reached another record high and now account for more than a third of all staffing gaps in the health service. In the quarter ending September 2022, almost 47,500 full-time equivalent (FTE) registered nurse vacancies were recorded, revealed the latest…

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Announcing our Nursing Times student editors for 2022-23

Our Nursing Times student editors have been appointed for 2022-23 and have already started writing about their experiences and views exclusively for you. As ever, the standard of applications for the role was really high and the decisions tough, but we have finally settled on…

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Trust launches ‘grief café’ for community nurses

A nurse and a psychologist have launched the Good Grief Café to help NHS community staff talk about their experiences of loss, death and dying. Set up at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the café project aims to offer an informal and confidential…

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GMB members vote to strike across England and Wales

Health workers belonging to the union GMB have voted to strike in 15 organisations across England and Wales. The union announced today that it had received a mandate to strike across four hospital trusts, one mental health trust, the national NHS Blood and Transplant service, and…

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RCN members vote for council to step down following Carr Review

Members of the Royal College of Nursing have overwhelmingly passed a vote of no confidence in their governing council, it has been announced. Over 15,000 members (93%) voted in favour of a resolution which called for council office holders to step down and to not…

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Unison receives mandate for strikes in some England NHS trusts

Unison health worker members at two hospital NHS trusts in Liverpool look set to go on strike over pay and staffing. The union announced today that it had received a mandate to strike at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Liverpool University…

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Record numbers of international nurses on UK register

The number of internationally trained nursing staff in the UK is increasing rapidly, with nurses coming from abroad accounting for nearly half those who registered for the first time in the last six months, latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show. Overall,…

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Care home group introduces dementia specialist nurse role

Encore Care Homes has introduced a dedicated new nursing role in a move described as intended to “provide a boost” to the wellbeing of residents with dementia. Sue Lanceley has been promoted within the firm to group dementia specialist nurse due to her “wealth of…

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Apps, bins and decaf among nurse innovations to promote continence care

Health and care staff need to “bring incontinence out of the shadows” to enable patients to talks about their symptoms and access appropriate treatment, a parliamentary meeting has been told. Nurses shared ways they have championed innovations that have improved continence care during the meeting…

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Analysis: The nurses set to benefit from English language changes

Valarie Nyandieka sat her first Occupational English Test (OET) in September 2021, just two weeks after giving birth to a baby boy. She had been working as a mental health nurse in Kenya but wanted to bring her skills to the UK. Unfortunately, she missed…

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Palliative care report highlights nurse workforce pressures

Nurse workforce issues are affecting the ability of terminally ill people to get the care and support they need during evenings and weekends, warns a new report. The research, funded by charity Marie Curie and carried out by academics from three UK universities, highlighted the…

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RCN knocks back government plea to reconsider strikes

The Royal College of Nursing has told health and social care secretary Steve Barclay that the position of its members is “negotiations or nothing”, in an exchange of letters over the weekend regarding the impending nurse pay strikes. In his letter, Mr Barclay urged the…

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Interview: England CNO quizzed about challenges facing nursing

The chief nursing officer (CNO) for England has pledged her support for the profession as it heads into yet another difficult winter and into a period of potential strike action. In an exclusive interview, Nursing Times has spoken to Dame Ruth May about the issues…

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Northern Ireland nurse explains why he will again strike

A nurse who went on strike three years ago to fight for better pay and improved staffing has told Nursing Times why he is getting ready to do the same again in the coming weeks. Conor McDowell, a senior nurse manager at a large acute…

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Health visitors warn of ‘lasting impact’ of Covid-19 on families

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a “lasting impact” on the health and wellbeing of children, health visitors have warned in a new report. The report, published by the Institute of Health Visiting and the First 1001 Days Movement, surveyed 555 professionals from across the UK,…

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Nurse strike dates announced by the RCN

The Royal College of Nursing has announced the first two dates that nursing staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will go on strike. The strike action will take place on Thursday 15 December and Tuesday 20 December. "Nursing staff have had enough of being…

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Scottish Government puts forward ‘best and final’ nurse pay offer

The Scottish Government has put forward a “best and final” pay offer for NHS staff which would see them receive an average 7.5% uplift. The pay offer means that staff working on Agenda for Change contracts will receive pay rises ranging from £2,205 to £2,751,…

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‘Startling’ increase in mental health service demand

There was an increase of more than 16% in the number of people using NHS mental services in England last year, NHS data show. Figures published by NHS Digital today revealed that during 2021-22, 3,256,695 people used NHS secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism…

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Unison health workers vote to strike in Northern Ireland

Health workers at the union Unison have become the latest in Northern Ireland to vote for strike as part of the escalating UK-wide NHS pay dispute. Unison has now joined other unions including the Royal College of Nursing and GMB in receiving a mandate from…

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Nursing support workers celebrated on third annual recognition day

The “invaluable” contribution of nursing support workers across health and social care has been celebrated today as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s third annual Nursing Support Workers Day. This year the RCN has highlighted the critical role nursing support workers play by launching…

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RCN to push ahead with December pay strikes

Nurses are set to go ahead with strike action next month after the government failed to meet an ultimatum set by the Royal College of Nursing. The RCN has today confirmed that more than five days after it asked the UK Government to commit to…

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NT Workforce: Managers ‘caught between staff and government’ over pay

The decision by thousands of nurses to vote for strike action has been described by the chief executive of NHS Employers as a “difficult but significant step”. During a keynote speech at this year’s Nursing Times Workforce Summit, Danny Mortimer highlighted the “challenges” around potential…

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