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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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Winners of the 2022 Nursing Times Workforce Awards revealed

A prison nursing leader, an overseas nurse ambassador, and a trust that has almost wiped out its nursing vacancies are among those recognised in the 2022 Nursing Times Workforce Awards. The winners were announced this evening during a ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole attended…

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NT Workforce: ‘Vital’ role of preceptorship must be valued

The value of preceptorship in supporting newly registered nurses must not be underestimated, a roundtable has heard. Discussions around preceptorship took place at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit, held in London today. Audience members were asked to reflect on a survey published this year by…

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NT Workforce: Chief nurse issues staff wellbeing message

The chief nurse of Health Education England (HEE) has branded it a “travesty” that some nurses are feeling forced to quit the profession soon after qualifying due to poor workplace cultures. Professor Mark Radford also used his keynote address the Nursing Times Workforce Summit 2022…

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NT Workforce: Pay ‘increasingly’ important for nurse retention

Pay has “significantly increased up the agenda” on the list of issues deemed critical to nurse retention, an exclusive Nursing Times conference has heard. Professor Mark Radford, chief nurse at Health Education England and deputy chief nursing officer at NHS England, has given a keynote…

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Health secretary ‘fails to see urgency’ of nurse pay dispute

The threat of nurse strike action continues to grow as the Royal College of Nursing is left disappointed by the health secretary’s latest comments on pay. Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay appeared on BBC One’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg programme yesterday and claimed…

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Roundtable discusses ‘risks’ of learning disability nurse shortage

The shortage of learning disability nurses is causing inequalities for patients and families, experts have warned. The workforce challenges facing the nursing specialty were discussed as part of a virtual roundtable held on Friday and hosted by Skills for Care. “There is no consistency in…

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Sussex mental health trust announces new chief nurse

A mental health and learning disability NHS trust in South East England has appointed a new chief nursing officer. Teresa Barker will join Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in January 2023 from her current role of deputy director of nursing and practice at Kent and…

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Long-serving nurse says career is an ’emotional rollercoaster’

A nurse who discovered her passion for nursing as a 10-year-old volunteer for the British Red Cross, has now celebrated 50 years in the profession. Carol Scott, now a senior lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Wolverhampton, began her nurse training at the…

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