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Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Britain needs to recruit and train 1.6 million low-skilled health and social care workers up to 2022, more than any other job in the country, as part of a post-Brexit action plan for the sector, a think tank has said. The IPPR said around 55,000 social care workers are EU…
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
Leading doctors have expressed concern over the impact Brexit could have on the NHS workforce. If there is a dip in the number of European surgeons who work in the NHS there could be a "significant problem", Ian Eardley, vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons said. He told…
Nursing leaders have warned that the NHS "would not cope" without staff from abroad, as new figures suggest the number of EU nationals joining NHS hospitals has soared. Around one in five nurses recruited in England 2015/16 were non-British EU nationals - up from one in 14 in 2011/12. Over…
Tens of thousands of care workers from the European Union are facing an uncertain future in England following the vote for Brexit, leading care organisations have said. It means that care services for the elderly and disabled people could be at risk, according to the older people's charity Independent Age…
Scotland is facing a "critical shortage" in social care staff which could be made even worse as a result of Brexit, Holyrood's Health Committee has been warned. MSPs were told the sector suffers from high turnover rates similar to those seen in call centres due to low wages, lack of…
Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a package of legislation aimed at boosting Scotland's economy in the wake of the Brexit vote, but has also pledged the "immediate introduction" of legislation for a second independence referendum if ministers decide leaving the UK is the best way to protect links with Europe. The…
Poverty could be effectively eliminated for the "Brexit generation" by 2030 if the Government puts more effort into helping the poor, a think tank has said. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) insists ministers need to tackle the "poverty premium" which sees people on low incomes pay more for goods and…
Patient safety could be at risk because doctors, nurses and dentists from the EU are not facing stringent enough language tests, leading medics have said. In just one year, 29 medics from the European Economic Area (EEA) faced allegations of "inadequate knowledge of English language", according to data obtained by…
Losing EU funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has said. In a plea to the Government to secure a deal with Europe that protects research and enables the hospital to "retain its brightest minds", GOSH said there is a…
Some 33,000 nurses trained in the EU are registered to work in the UK, figures show. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) data, obtained by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), shows there are more EU-trained nurses registered to work in the UK than the number of nurses employed in the…
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