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A children's unit at a busy hospital will close for a day because of staff shortages. Bosses at NHS Lothian announced the children's short stay assessment unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston will be closed on Saturday December 9. Staffing and recruitment issues forced the health board to close…
There are to be 300 more radiographers employed by the NHS in England, ministers have announced as experts have warned of a "crisis" in the diagnostic workforce. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has made the pledge as part of the NHS's Cancer Workforce Plan. Charity Breast Cancer Now said that the…
In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been more people in work and unemployment is at…
One in three graduates left their job within a year of starting, mainly complaining the role did not match what they were offered, a new study shows. Research by graduate careers site Magnet.me found that fewer young people are attending careers fairs as a way of finding out about jobs.…
Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more men are accessing care services, adult social care employers need to recruit a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people they support. Research by Business in…
Brexit could have "serious implications" on Ireland's struggling health workforce, one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) top officials has warned. Jim Campbell, director of the WHO's health workforce department, said he was concerned that post Brexit the UK may try to fill gaps left by EU migrant health workers…
Around a third of nursing posts in care homes are vacant, with providers reporting increased difficulties recruiting staff, a new report has found. Scottish Care, which represents the independent health and social care sector, estimates the vacancy level stands at 31%, up on the 28% estimate for 2016. The number…
Patient safety and quality of care are at risk due to a workforce gap in the NHS, health leaders have said. Workforce concerns have become the "single biggest risk facing services", according to NHS Providers, a membership body, which represents health service organisations. The gap between the number of staff…
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