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Staff shortages forced closures at a quarter of children's wards and more than 40% of baby units at Scottish hospitals, new research has found. A total of 25% of paediatric inpatient units and 41.7% of neonatal units had to temporarily close to new admissions due to a shortage of medical…
A hospital trust which has been admonished over staffing issues has around one in six posts vacant. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust had a vacancy rate of 17% , according to the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the trust. A previous inspection at a hospital run by the…
Widespread trauma caused by the Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an NHS recruiting drive for mental health professionals to keep up with demand. More than 50 vacancies for the Grenfell Tower Trauma Service are being advertised, seeking those experienced in working with bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder. Hundreds have…
An NHS expansion plan for mental health services will see thousands of new posts created, the Government has said. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the aim was to treat an extra one million people by 2021 under one of the biggest boosts to mental care in Europe. However, the Royal…
Managers have "cold feet" when it comes to employing someone who has a mental illness, a charity has said. Rethink Mental Illness said that many people with mental illness feel like they are pushing against a locked door when it comes to employment. The comments come after a poll of…
The Scottish Government needs to urgently improve workforce planning for the NHS if the health service is to have sufficient staff to meet future demands, public spending watchdogs have warned. Audit Scotland said that despite increasing numbers of staff - the NHS employed the equivalent of 139,431 full-time workers at…
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in…
Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged recruitment firms to do more to tackle the "rapidly growing" problem of job scams, saying victims are losing up to £500 by paying up-front costs.…
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