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One in four student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, figures show. Data obtained by nursing journal Nursing Standard and the charity the Health Foundation indicates that of 16,544 UK nursing students who began three-year degrees due to finish in 2017, 4,027 left their courses early or…
The NHS could free up £480 million a year to reinvest in services if trusts filled temporary vacancies with workers from a "staff bank" instead of using expensive staffing agencies, a report has said. Temporary employees supplied by agencies, including doctors and nurses, cost on average 20% more than those…
Over three times as many care professionals believe that enjoying their jobs (87.9%) is a better measure of career success, than having a high salary (24.2%). Despite this, almost over one in five (21%) believe that their career success is defined by how others see their achievements. That’s according to…
Most employers are failing to collect information on how many disabled or ethnic minority workers they employ, which is putting their careers at risk, according to a new report. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) called for mandatory reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity and disability,…
Firms in hospitality, hairdressing and social care are being urged to offer jobs to the victims of modern slavery. A programme launched by the Co-op is already being supported by businesses across sectors of the economy, providing employment for those rescued from slavery. Bright Future, devised by the Co-op in…
Social Care Wales has announced tickets are now available for the learning zone sessions at Wales’s first National Social Care Conference, which takes place on 11-13 September 2018 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The learning zone, which is running in parallel to the main…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched the Learning Zone to provide its registrants with a range of free online learning tools and information guides to support their career progression. The Learning Zone resource has been developed to support the on-going learning and development of Social Workers, Social…
Nursing has been left in "managed decline" due to decisions over funding, it has been warned, as figures show a further drop in student numbers. The number of nursing students from England taking places at UK universities has fallen by 4% from last year and 11% since 2016 when bursaries…
The Government has been urged to address the "untenable" staffing shortage in the NHS, as figures reveal some trusts are relying on agency staff for months on end. At least 3,700 staff members have worked at least one shift per month at the same trust for more than a year,…
A NHS nurse who set himself alight after losing his job over a disciplinary matter was "treated unfairly", an independent report has found. Amin Abdullah, 41, died on February 9, 2016, close to Kensington Palace in London, weeks after being dismissed from Charing Cross Hospital. The Malaysian-born nurse (pictured), who…
Hundreds of thousands of young children are at risk of falling behind before they start school because they do not have access to specially qualified early years workers, according to a charity. Save The Children says that there is a shortage of around 11,000 early years teachers in England. It…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council have issued a call to all new social care registrants and their managers to take part in a survey to review the impact of social care registration. The survey, which is being conducted by the Department of Health, NISCC and the Social Care Institute…
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