Nursing student left struggling after losing bursary while off sick
A student nurse has criticised a “loop hole” in the bursary system that has left her struggling to make ends meet for taking time out from her studies to recover from mental health problems. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student nurses flag challenges facing learning disability sector
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Over 250,000 people sign petition calling for student minimum wage
A petition calling for student nurses to be paid a minimum living wage, following the scrapping of the bursary, has been signed by over 250,000 people since it was set up three weeks ago. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

12% fall in England ’s nurse training applications in past year
Nurse leaders say removal of student bursary has been 'disaster' Related items fromOnMedica MPs must fight for long-term funding for NHS and social care GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages NHS performance figures paint ‘extremely worrying picture’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scrapping of bursary partly behind drop in mature students
Fewer mature students are applying to go to university with the scrapping of the nursing bursary partly to blame for the decline, says the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer
Cutting income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £11.1bn over the past sixyears, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The government’s decision to reduce the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p in April 2013 has also saved the rich hundreds of thousands of pounds, while public sector workers have not had a decent pay rise in years, says the union. An examination of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics by UNISON shows that between 15,000 and 19,000 taxpayers earned in excess of £1m over the past sixyears. This is si...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government nurses public services social care Tax UNISON Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’ – Angela Rayner
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

Postgrad student nurses in struggling specialties to receive ‘golden hellos’
Postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties will be offered “golden hellos” worth £10,000, in a move designed to mitigate losing the bursary. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MPs to vote on scrapping bursary for postgrad nursing students
The government will face a vote in the House of Commons later today on its plans to extend the scrapping of the bursary for student nurses in England to postgraduates as well. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London learning disability and school nursing courses at risk
London South Bank University has launched a consultation about whether to close its learning disability nursing programmes permanently following a drop in applications since student bursaries were removed in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh ministers pledge student bursary will continue during 2019
Student nurses and midwives in Wales will continue to receive a bursary in 2019, the country ’s health secretary has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opportunity for some keen tweeters to come to the Cochrane Colloquium 2018
Announcing a great opportunity for some keen tweeters to come to the Cochrane Colloquium 2018 (with free registration, accommodation and a travel bursary) as part of the #BeyondTheRoom team.We ’re really excited about this. Not ‘excited’ as in “we know we need to appear enthusiastic about this and this is an easy word to reach for” kind of excited, but actually excited!In Edinburgh this September (Sunday 16th – Tuesday 18th) Cochrane UK is hosting Cochrane’s annual global conference, the Cochrane Colloquium. It will bring together around 1200 people who are interested in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Stipends deadline for Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
Stipend applications closing Friday 27 April 2018A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated with attending the 2018 Colloquium.Cochrane are providing stipends for: 1) Cochrane Consumers; 2) Cochrane contributors living in low-, lower-middle-, (LMIC) and upper-middle-income countries (UMIC); 3) students living in LMIC and UMIC countries.The deadline for applying is Frida...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Warning new course rating system will exacerbate bursary loss
Universities fear plans for a new ranking system that accounts for graduate earnings when assessing the quality of teaching for different subjects could disadvantage nursing courses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One last attempt to save NHS bursaries, says UNISON
Commenting on plans that would see a parliamentary debate after Easter recess on government plans to scrap postgraduate student nursing bursaries, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:  “The government needs to admit it got this one very wrong. “Official figures show that government penny-pinching is deterring a whole generation of nurses and other health professionals from their chosen career in the NHS. “The toxic combination of underfunded services, wage stagnation and increased pressure on services has created a whole new uncertainly into which graduates are understandably not willing to enter ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing Source Type: news

Hunt cites bursary and Brexit as reasons for ‘nursing workforce concern’
Jeremy Hunt has acknowledged to nurse leaders in England that the NHS workforce is his “biggest worry” and that the fall since last year in the number of nursing staff is of particular concern. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing by association
Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy. Pictures: Marcus Rose ALTHOUGH Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy work at the same hospital, Kettering General in the East Midlands, they have only recently become friends – not on the wards, but at university. That’s because the pair, who a few months ago were both healthcare assistants in different parts of the hospital, are now part of the pilot scheme to create a new breed of healthcare professional – the nursing associate. Posited as a role that sits between the healthcare assistant and the registered nurse, with its own level of knowledge and skills, it in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine NHS NHS bursary NHS staff recruitment nursing associates Source Type: news

Stipends now open for Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
Stipend applications open until Friday 27 April 2018A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible)  are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated with attending the 2018 Colloquium.Cochrane are providing stipends for: 1) Cochrane Consumers; 2) individuals living in low-, lower-middle-, (LMIC) and upper-middle-income countries (UMIC); 3) students living in LMIC and UMIC countries.The deadline for applying is Friday...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

University to offer new scholarship for postgraduate courses
A university in the capital has announced a new scholarship scheme for postgraduates wanting to study nursing, in the wake of the government ’s scrapping of bursaries in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing student numbers: should we panic yet?
A blog looking at the impact of the withdrawal of bursaries for student nurses on recruitment to nursing degree courses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Short-sighted' removal of bursaries for postgraduate student nurses
Postgraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students in England will no longer receive bursaries to cover their tuition fees and living costs, the government has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Applicants to nursing courses fall for second year since bursary end
The number of people from England applying to train as a nurse has fallen for a second year in a row, dropping by a further 13% compared with the same point in 2017, official figures have shown. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘ You can be a mother, daughter, sister and engineer if you wish ’
UNISON’s women’s conference opened its second day with a passionate debate on the lack of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Speakers in Liverpool discussed the need to remove the stigma around STEM subjects in order to increase female participation. Angela Wall from Kirklees spoke passionately about her career as an electrical engineer. Janis Ford, a career’s adviser from Hertfordshire, told delegates about the importance of impartial advice for young women from careers advisers. Yvonne Watson from Grampian health branch talked about her sister, a technician in the navy w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News 2018 Women's Conference equalities equality women members Source Type: news

The government must turn back the tide on NHS nursing shortages, says UNISON
This report is the latest alarm bell on the NHS staffing crisis. The government must heed these warnings if it wants to turn back the tide on NHS nursing shortages. “The reasons for the drop in the number of nurses are, amongst other things, the result of excessive workloads, ongoing pay restraint, a lack of on-the-job training, and uncertainty surrounding Brexit. “Disturbingly, the report highlights that nurses feel undervalued – a damning indictment of the government neglecting a workforce held in high esteem by the public. “The foolishness of abolishing the NHS bursary for healthcare students is ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Article NHS nurses nursing Source Type: news

UNISON comments on rising number of nurses leaving the NHS
Commenting on the BBC story that a rising number of nurses are leaving the health service, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday): “The pressure on the NHS is at an all time high. It’s highly damaging that so many nurses are leaving the NHS so soon after qualifying. But new recruits are quickly realising that the demands placed on them are unrealistic and overwhelming.  “More experienced nurses are also leaving due to heavy workloads and the ongoing pay restraint, which has left them feeling unvalued and taken for granted for too long. “The government needs to ensure nursing i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS bursary nhs pay NHS pressures nurses student nurses Source Type: news

University attempts to lure student nurses with financial benefits
Funding totalling £1,500 is to be made available to all new adult nursing students next year, a higher education institution has announced in the wake of the bursary cuts in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pay rises above 1% revealed for nursing staff in Scotland budget
The Scottish government has revealed its draft financial plans for the next financial year, including pay rises above 1% for nursing staff and confirming the continuation of bursaries for student nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS workforce strategy
Will it address the challenges facing nursing? Related items fromOnMedica Action plan to revive general practice nursing Plans to scrap nurse bursaries will lead to staff shortages Nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in droves NHS pay cap contributed to workforce crisis, says think tank Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning
UNISON is to show its continuing commitment to adult learning today (Tuesday) by reaffirming two separate partnership agreements with the Open University and the WEA. The agreements with the two learning organisations are due to be signed later today at the union’s headquarters in London. UNISON’s relationship with the Open University first began in 1997. Since then around 7,000 public service employees who belong to the union have enrolled upon a wide range of accredited courses, right up to degree level. Many of the learners have also been able to take advantage of UNISON’s bursary and grant scheme to h...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release learning and organising open university UNISON Source Type: news

Drop in nursing applications is disappointing
Responding to the latest figures on undergraduate nursing applications published by UCAS today (Monday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s disappointing that the number of student nursing applications is down 18%. Unfortunately the government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing. “The drop in older applicants is particularly worrying. It suggests that the fear of heavy debts is putting off people who might be switching careers or have family to support. It’s really important that NHS staff reflect the communities they serve, ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release bursary NHS nursing Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer
Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest people in the country hundreds of thousands of pounds in that time, while public sector workers haven’t had a decent pay rise in years, says the union. An examination of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics by UNISON shows that in the five years since the then Chancellor, George Osborne, introduced the t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government public services Tax Tax avoidance Source Type: news

Nearly £100m spent on temp staffing for midwifery
RCM accuses government of ‘short-termism’ Related items fromOnMedica Anger as government axes nurse and midwife bursaries BME nurses and midwives more likely to be referred to regulator Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rising pressure: the NHS workforce challenge
A report from the Health Foundation analyses trends in the NHS workforce. It focuses on two pressure points: the impact of the removal of the NHS bursary on student nurse numbers, and staff retention. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rising pressure: the NHS workforce challenge.
This report analyses the profile and trends of the NHS workforce, in particular focusing on the impact of the removal of the NHS bursary on student nurse numbers and staff retention. The report highlights that national policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is not fit for purpose, reinstating the need for a sustained and nationally focused approach to workforce policy and planning. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’
Report describes recruitment problems and instability Related items fromOnMedica Will removing bursaries for student nurses actually lead to more nursing staff? College welcomes plans for overseas GP recruitment GP recruitment numbers rise slowly Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Shortages are compromising patient care, new report warns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

University gets overseas donation to support student nurses
The University of Wolverhampton has announced that it has received its first overseas bursary donation, from a family in the US, which will go towards supporting a nursing student. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why a career in mental health nursing is not 'just a job ’
Trust chief executive Sam Allen shares why Sussex Partnership is throwing its weight behind promoting the mental health nursing profession Related items fromOnMedica Number of EU nurses registering drops by 96% Will removing bursaries for student nurses actually lead to more nursing staff? England faces a shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020 NHS to boost mental health staff numbers Plans to scrap nurse bursaries will lead to staff shortages (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exclusive: University cancels learning disability course in wake of bursary removal
A London university has been forced to cancel its undergraduate learning disability nursing course this year because too few suitable people applied following the removal of student bursaries. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It ’s about time the government addressed the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out. First of all, we need to consider the shortage of nurses that already exists. There isn’t one definitive number for how many nurses we’re currently lacking. One figure frequently cited is 20,000, and analysis by the Health Service Journal said that last October 96% per cent of acute hospitals failed to provide the planned number of registered nurses to cover day shifts. So, what we can say is that we don’t currently have enough. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health NHS nurse nurses Source Type: news

Famous friends of the NHS
“The crisis in the NHS has been caused by political decisions.” Words not from a Labour politician or even a trade unionist, but from (probably) the most intelligent person of our era. Stephen Hawking, renowned 75-year-old physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, recently made a passionate speech condemning the Conservatives for slashing funding and weakening our NHS. “The more profit is extracted from the system, the more private monopolies grow and the more expensive healthcare becomes. The NHS must be preserved from commercial interests and protected from those who want to privatise it,” ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

NHS bursary reform fails to increase student nurses
The government ’s plan to expand the number of nurse training places by scrapping the NHS bursary appears to have failed, the latest data suggests. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fighting for the right to nurse
As a teenager Emily Heron had her career all mapped out – and it was quite unusual. Emily planned to be an aeronautical engineer with the RAF. She had completed an engineering diploma (the only female to do so at that time) and was taking A’ Levels with a view to embarking on officer training in the Air Force. She was a young woman on a mission. But then her life took a completely different turn. Five years ago Emily’s father was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. He would need to go on dialysis. And his condition and its treatment were compounded by mental health issues. Emily wasn’t living at ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine 2017 Health Care Service Group Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS NHS bursary save the NHS bursary student nurses Source Type: news

Patients and staff ‘paying the price’ for Theresa May’s premiership, says UNISON
Commenting on NHS England statistics covering Theresa May’s first year as Prime Minister, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Thursday) said: “Patients are clearly paying the price for Theresa May’s time in Downing Street. Staff too are struggling to cope, delivering more with less while their pay lags ever further behind inflation. “It’s no surprise that a record number of nurses, midwives, paramedics are choosing to leave the NHS. And the lack of social care investment means many patients are stuck in hospital instead of getting care at home. “But it is not too late for t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release NHS England Source Type: news

Blog: Theresa May has presided over a year of harm to our health service
Theresa May has now been the Prime Minister for a year. In that year she has contrived to lose her majority in Parliament, her political authority and her credibility as a leader. After being roundly rejected by the British people, Theresa May should have left Downing Street for good. Yet it’s not only herself and her party she’s done damage to, she’s also presided over a year of harm to our health service. Statistics released today show the full impact of May’s tenure – and it makes grim reading for everyone who works in our NHS or relies on it. Millions have been forced to wait more than fou...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS theresa may Source Type: news

UNISON comments on government NHS staffing plan
Responding to government plans to provide an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These new posts are nowhere near enough to make up for the number of UK and EU nurses and midwives leaving the NHS. “Staff shortages, huge workloads, the withdrawal of the nursing bursary and the pay cap mean the NHS is a less attractive career option. “This needs to be addressed with a long term plan to ensure the service is adequately staffed and by giving staff a decent pay rise.&rdquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release NHS staff NHS staff recruitment Source Type: news