Staffing and Recruitment

Nurses’ strike: All you need to know

Nurses' strike: All you need to know. PACEMAKER Members of the Royal College of Nursing will go on strike for 12 hours at 08:00 GMT An estimated 15,500 nurses are taking strike action across Northern Ireland in protest over pay and staff numbers. The figure includes about 9,000 nurses who belong to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union and about 6,500 who are members of Unison. The widespread strike is unprecedented as it is the first time in the RCN's 103-year history that its [...]

Every major A&E misses wait target for first time

Every major A&E misses wait target for first time. GETTY IMAGES Every major A&E unit in England has failed to hit its four-hour waiting time target for the first time ever, NHS figures show. All 118 units fell below the 95% threshold in November as the NHS posted its worst performance since targets were introduced over a decade ago. Alongside the growing waits in A&E, the data showed there were record delays finding beds for the sickest patients. The numbers on waiting lists for [...]

Half of trust’s BME staff report abuse from public

Half of trust’s BME staff report abuse from public. Almost half of all BME staff at Lincolnshire Partnership FT said they experienced abuse, bullying or harassment from patients and visitors Represents an increase of 18 percentage points on the previous year Trust says its efforts to encourage reporting of incidents was a likely cause of the spike Almost half of all black and minority ethnic background staff at a Lincolnshire trust said they experienced abuse, bullying or harassment from patients and visitors last year. Forty-eight [...]

Lack of nurses ‘leads NHS to rely on less qualified staff’

Lack of nurses 'leads NHS to rely on less qualified staff'. A Health Foundation report says other NHS staff have been used to help with tasks that fully qualified nurses would normally do. There are 44,000 nursing vacancies across the NHS Nurses are in such short supply in the UK that the NHS is relying on less qualified staff to plug the gaps, according to a new report. According to the Health Foundation charity, healthcare assistants and nursing assistants have been used to [...]

Lack of nurses leads NHS to rely on less qualified staff

Lack of nurses leads NHS to rely on less qualified staff A Health Foundation report says other NHS staff have been used to help with tasks that fully qualified nurses would normally do. There are 44,000 nursing vacancies across the NHS Nurses are in such short supply in the UK that the NHS is relying on less qualified staff to plug the gaps, according to a new report. According to the Health Foundation charity, healthcare assistants and nursing assistants have been used to [...]