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Specialist cancer nurses are being "run ragged", with high vacancy rates meaning patients may not be receiving the level of specialist care they need, a report has suggested. Macmillan Cancer Support said there is a "startlingly broad variation" in the number of specialist cancer nurses in some parts of England…
NHS England is to pay damages to a GP whose privacy it breached by telling the BBC that she was under investigation. Its "wrongful and unlawful" statements had caused enormous distress and upset to Dr Rina Miah, who ran the Harbottle Surgery in Northumberland - the UK's most isolated rural…
Ministers have been urged to close a loophole which allows agency workers to be paid less than permanent members of staff. Labour's Stephanie Peacock (Barnsley East) said agency work had "boomed", but that the workers were "some of the most exploited in our economy". Her Employment and Workers' Rights Bill,…
Tougher penalties for people who attack emergency workers have moved a step closer after MPs unanimously supported measures designed to "protect the protectors". Labour former minister Chris Bryant's proposed legislation creates a new offence for assaulting an emergency worker with a maximum penalty of 12 month in jail, which covers…
Immigration rules are worsening NHS staffing pressures by preventing doctors from overseas coming to Britain to work, health chiefs have warned. Limits on the number of visas issued to doctors from countries outside the European Economic Area are contributing to rota gaps and delays in patients receiving care, they have…
The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) have produced a new video explaining their social media guidance for social service workers. There are many parts of the Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers that are relevant to social media. The video animation explains how workers can use the guidance to…
A new resource to make sure health and social care workers in Wales are confident they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide high quality care has been launched yesterday in Cardiff. The 'All Wales induction framework for health and social care' aims to help workers: Better understand their…
The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the first providers to introduce Nursing Associate Foundation Apprenticeships into the independent sector as…
Nursing leaders have expressed "major concern" as rising numbers of nurses from the EU continue to leave the UK. New figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - which maintains a register of nurses practising in the UK as part of its regulatory duties - show a significant rise…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has announced the appointment of Geraldine (Gerry) Nosowska as the association’s new chair. Gerry (pictured) will take over from existing chair Guy Shennan at the Annual General Meeting on 13 June. The appointment follows an election process that included a live webinar hustings…
Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would give NHS staff the biggest pay rise in a decade, worth between 6.5% and 29% over three years. The…
Hundreds of new serious cases of charity beneficiaries and staff being put at risk of harm have emerged in the wake of the Oxfam scandal, a watchdog said. The Charity Commission has opened 440 new cases after receiving 523 fresh reports in February and March, almost half the number it…
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