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Applications to nursing courses have dropped by a third in the two years since bursaries for students were axed, figures show. The number of people in England applying to begin training fell from 51,840 in 2016 to 35,260 this year, according to Ucas, representing a decline of almost 32%. There…
NHS staff in Wales will be offered a pay rise as the health service marks seven decades since its creation, it has been announced. Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said the offer, which will provide a pay increase for staff across the NHS, has been negotiated with employers and unions.…
Local health heroes have been honoured by NHS leaders on the eve of the health service's 70th anniversary celebrations. MPs from around England nominated people or organisations from their constituencies who have made innovations or provided high-quality care. NHS England received hundreds of nominations for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, which…
NHS nurses "don't feel able to provide the level of care they should be" due to low staffing numbers, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that nurses on the front line are "finding it increasingly difficult to do the job". In an interview with the…
The days of "cops and robbers" may be in the past for many young children, as most nurseries are now banning them from bringing in and playing with toy weapons, according to a poll. The survey also suggests that for a small number, superhero costumes are getting the thumbs down.…
The NHS in England has launched the biggest recruitment drive in its history to encourage schoolchildren to work in the health service. The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies. The new £8 million recruitment…
Nearly every GP surgery in England is short of a family doctor, a leading medic has warned. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said there is a "crisis" in the GP workforce. Many doctors are so overwhelmed with workload pressures that they feel they are "not providing a safe enough service", the chairwoman…
Almost three quarters of specialist breast cancer nurses in Wales are aged 50 or over so many could retire in the next decade, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said its latest census shows 74% of breast cancer nurses where age was reported are at least 50, leading to…
Paramedics will be issued with body cameras to help protect them from violent attacks, the Health Secretary has announced. NHS staff will also be given speedier access to mental health services and physiotherapy under a support package for workers, Jeremy Hunt said. The Cabinet minister admitted staff are under "huge…
A partnership offering specialist courses to healthcare staff has been signed between the University of Wolverhampton and Compton Care. The courses provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills and to gain a recognised qualification. The University of Wolverhampton works in collaboration with Compton Care, a…
Two teenage girls have been arrested after ambulance crews were pelted with bricks, glass and furniture as they attended what turned out to be a hoax call. The rapid response car and an ambulance were sent by South Central Ambulance Service to a house in Stranding Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, at…
Following the recent pay award for nurses in the NHS, Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has called for nurses working in independent care homes to be given the same priority by the Government. As NHS providers will have the cost of the…
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