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Changes to the way assaults on NHS staff are recorded have been criticised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN expressed concern that the Government intends to rely on an annual survey that health service workers complete on an optional basis for information, rather than replace the collection…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers. The guidance provides advice for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice, which sets out the expected behaviours and values of the workforce. It focuses on…
Care workers who cover sleepover shifts are to be paid the real living wage. Health Secretary Shona Robison said carers employed overnight to provide support will now receive the real living wage of £8.45. Care workers have been paid the real living wage for non-sleepover hours since October last year.…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced it has been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ which will improve nurse retention and recruitment in care of older people’s settings in Northern Ireland. The funding grant from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing will support a regional initiative…
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…
Four Seasons, Britain's second biggest care homes operator, has put forward proposals for a partial debt for equity swap as part of a major restructure aimed at putting the group on a secure financial footing. The company, owned by City financier Guy Hands's private equity vehicle Terra Firma, is in…
More than a third of social care services across Scotland have reported unfilled staff vacancies in the past year, according to the Care Inspectorate, and almost half of those faced difficulty recruiting the right staff. Currently over 80% of care services in Scotland are judged to be good, very good…
Over two thirds (68.8%) of workers in the care industry admit that having a bad night’s sleep negatively impacts their working day, with 22.9% claiming that they feel exhausted on a daily basis. That’s according to the latest research from leading independent job board, CV-Library . The study explored the…
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