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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…
Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveals. A study by Citizens Advice found some employers were misleading workers about holiday entitlement due to bosses' ignorance, but others were deliberately flouting the…
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned. Hospital inpatient units for children and neonatal units across the UK are still having to close their doors to new admissions due to a shortage of staff, a new…
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…
Women with incurable breast cancer are receiving poor care due to a lack of specialist nurses, according to a new report. A study for Breast Cancer Care found that just a fifth of NHS organisations have one or more clinical nurse specialists dedicated to women whose cancer has come back…
Nurses are starting to vote on whether they want to take industrial action in protest at a continuing cap on their pay. Around 270,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing are being asked for their views on how to respond to a further below-inflation rise. The poll will ask…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
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