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Social care users from across Northern Ireland are to benefit from the launch of ‘Easy Read’ versions of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council’s (NISCC) Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Workers and Social Care Workers. The easy read standards have been specifically developed for service users, to enable…
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer has warned that the health service cannot continue its heavy reliance on agency workers to bolster staffing levels. Professor Charlotte McArdle (pictured) also said that unless a health transformation programme is up and running within the next two to three years the already under-pressure health…
More than 600 nurses are to be recruited from the Philippines in an attempt to plug Northern Ireland's chronic nursing shortage. The region's health service is running on a shortage of 1,500 nurses - 10% below capacity - with health chiefs warning of a difficult year ahead. A lack of…
Having a health service without a workforce plan is "dangerous", a union in Northern Ireland said. Antrim Area Hospital invited well-trained St John Ambulance volunteers to help keep patients company as they awaited emergency treatment on a busy New Year's Eve. The Royal College of Nursing said it was an…
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