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Social care can be a stressful job, and stress at work can lead to errors, misjudgements, low morale and sickness absence if it’s not managed properly. Building the resilience of your staff will help them to deal with stress and cope better under pressure - it’s a core skill that…
A report which looks at the way in which the integration of health and social care is impacting on the workforce in Wales has been published. Commissioned by public services trade union UNISON, and written by the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC), which is based at the…
More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed. The refusals came between December 2017 and March 2018 and were the result of an annual…
Devon County Council is to give health and social care workers and job seekers wishing to enter the profession the chance to learn new maths, English, care and IT skills. Varied shift patterns and irregular hours can make it difficult for health & social care staff to attend regular training…
Health care staff in Northern Ireland are uncertain and concerned about the ability to retain and hire EU colleagues post-Brexit. Nurses and doctors who live across the Irish border but currently work in the region are "anxious" and want reassurance, the findings of a workforce engagement exercise found. The feedback…
NHS trusts in England spent more than £1.4 billion last year on temporary nursing staff due to shortages, a study has found. The bill was enough to pay the salaries of an estimated 66,000 newly qualified nurses, and more than fill the 38,000 existing vacancies in nursing jobs, a report…
Three out of five people have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer, according to a new study.Research by recruiters Robert Half also found that almost a third of candidates who attended a job interview waited more than six weeks…
Apps which allow NHS workers to book onto empty shifts could be rolled out across the country to reduce reliance on "expensive agency staff".Under the trial, thousands of doctors, midwives and nurses at hospital trusts will be able to sign up to work extra hours using the technology and some…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched its new Induction Programme for Social Care Workers, which will replace the 2007 Induction Standards.The programme is aligned to the Standards of Conduct and Practice and will help and support new staff better understand their role, help build their confidence and…
Golden hellos of £10,000 will be used to attract students to hard-to-recruit nursing disciplines, the Government has said as Labour failed to overturn wider cuts.Health minister Steve Barclay said the intention is to offer the incentives to help mental health, learning disability and district nursing as part of a £10…
Cutting the nursing bursary scheme has been a "false economy" for the NHS, a Labour MP has warned. Stella Creasy raised concerns over the nursing vacancy rate, a decline in EU nursing applications and use of agency staff as she and other Opposition MPs attacked the Government's withdrawal of NHS…
Low numbers of men working in early years education may restrict children's access to positive male role models, head teachers are suggesting. Members of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) are expect to call for action to encourage more men to work in the sector at their annual conference…
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