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The Government has been urged to address the "untenable" staffing shortage in the NHS, as figures reveal some trusts are relying on agency staff for months on end. At least 3,700 staff members have worked at least one shift per month at the same trust for more than a year,…
A NHS nurse who set himself alight after losing his job over a disciplinary matter was "treated unfairly", an independent report has found. Amin Abdullah, 41, died on February 9, 2016, close to Kensington Palace in London, weeks after being dismissed from Charing Cross Hospital. The Malaysian-born nurse (pictured), who…
A midwife was found in a shallow grave, wrapped in a duvet cover and with tape around her eyes and face, a court has heard. The body of Samantha Eastwood, 28, was discovered in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after going missing. Michael Stirling,…
A fundraising appeal launched to help pay for the funeral of a much-loved hospital midwife has reached its £10,000 target. The body of Samantha Eastwood was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday, following an intensive police search, eight days after her disappearance. A 32-year-old man, Michael…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling (pictured) was charged after the 28-year-old's body was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after her disappearance. Ms Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling was charged after the 28-year-old's body was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after her disappearance. Ms Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work at…
Nurses have reported feeling exhausted, sick and dizzy as the hot weather raises temperatures in hospitals. One nurse was admitted to A&E with dehydration after working three 12-hours shifts in a row during the heatwave, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said. Earlier this week, the organisation warned that patients…
Nursing vacancies are one of the "biggest threats" facing the health service, a leading think tank has warned. One in 10 nursing posts are unfilled, the Health Foundation said. The remarks come as the nursing and midwifery regulator announced that it would be making it easier for foreign nurses to…
A prison nurse has appeared in court to deny having an improper relationship with an inmate. Ashleigh Naylor, 30, denied two counts of misconduct and one offence against the Prison Act during a short appearance at Teesside Crown Court. One misconduct in a public office charge accuses her of engaging…
A "sociable little girl" who has modelled for Boden is set to receive a multimillion pound NHS payout for injuries she suffered during her traumatic birth. Holly Greenhow, now 12, was deprived of oxygen for 35 minutes during her birth at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, in November 2005. As…
The nursing regulator has apologised to families affected by the Morecambe Bay scandal admitting that it did not listen or act quickly enough on concerns raised about midwives. Chairman of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Philip Graf told the Health Select Committee that gaps in what the regulator "did…
Applications to nursing courses have dropped by a third in the two years since bursaries for students were axed, figures show. The number of people in England applying to begin training fell from 51,840 in 2016 to 35,260 this year, according to Ucas, representing a decline of almost 32%. There…
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