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Foreign nurses applying to work in the UK will be able to demonstrate their ability to speak English using an additional test, the nursing regulator has announced. The move may boost the number of nurses who come to work in Britain. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it will…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places to boost numbers of home-grown NHS staff as Britain leaves the EU. The additional 5,000 places will bring the number of undergraduate study opportunities to 25,850 in 2018/19, around 15,000 up from 2015. Mr Hunt called it…
Leaving the European Union could be "potentially catastrophic" for the NHS, the authors of a hard-hitting report have warned. Even a "soft" Brexit that retains access to the single market while restricting the free movement of people is likely to have a big impact on health care in the UK,…
Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply radioisotopes used in cancer treatment. The Law Society of Scotland said leaving the EU "will affect…
Hundreds of thousands of children left in limbo over their residency status after Brexit must not be used as bargaining chips in the negotiations, the children's commissioner for England has warned Brussels. Many youngsters have told of their fears about their future in Britain after the country quits the European…
The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has risen 51% in just four years, with those under the age of retirement citing low pay and poor working conditions. New figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show that for the first time in recent history more midwives…
A big drop in the number of nurses from the EU registering to work in the UK has been blamed by the Government on new language tests rather than Brexit. Health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy (pictured) said ministers were aware of the 96% fall in EU-trained nurses applying to register with…
Tackling poverty and inequality should be priorities in developing Scotland's city deals, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has said. The charity has urged the UK and Scottish governments to work with city leaders and businesses to ensure more people benefit from economic growth. JRF said progress was crucial with just…
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