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Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Charlotte McArdle, has officially launched new guidelines for nurses on care after death. ‘Care of the Deceased Patient and their Family: A Guideline for Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland’, provides guidance to nurses and midwives working in any setting on how to achieve the…
The Prime Minister has been accused of disrespecting nurses by turning down an invitation to speak to their annual conference. Theresa May was asked to speak at the Royal College of Nursing event in Liverpool, but declined, and the Conservative Party did not send a speaker in her place. Labour…
Leading children's doctors have hit out at plans aimed at transforming the NHS in England, claiming they do not prioritise the health of youngsters. Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been created in 44 regions in a bid to revolutionise services while saving money in the face of an expected…
NHS workers are being treated "like dirt" by the Government, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is claiming. Mr Farron is telling a Royal College of Nursing conference in Liverpool that the Lib Dems will give the health service the funding it needs. He is saying: "Nurses have been treated like…
Nurses in Scotland have seen their wages fall by an average of £3,400 in real terms as a result of the cap on public sector pay, Labour has claimed. With rises limited to a below inflation 1%, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledged her party would scrap the pay cap…
A major new campaign promoting Wales as a fantastic country for nurses to train, work and live has launched today. The 'Train / Work / Live in Wales' campaign starts as Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that NHS Bursaries for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will…
Politicians must use the election campaign to address the growing concerns over NHS staffing, health service bosses say. NHS Providers says a combination of pay restraint, the impact of Brexit and the absence of a robust long-term NHS workforce strategy are taking their toll. It claims, despite the longest and…
Low-paid nurses and porters are being charged "extortionate" fees of almost £90 a month to use hospital car parks, a new study reveals. Research by Unison showed that many NHS Trusts operated a flat-rate payment system regardless of how much staff were paid. A Freedom of Information request by the…
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