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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…
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…
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…
A new website designed to encourage people to consider taking up a career in childcare in Scotland has been launched today. The website, developed the website in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council, Skills Development Scotland, the Care Inspectorate and Smarter Scotland (Scottish Government), shows how someone can build…
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…
Immigration rules are worsening NHS staffing pressures by preventing doctors from overseas coming to Britain to work, health chiefs have warned. Limits on the number of visas issued to doctors from countries outside the European Economic Area are contributing to rota gaps and delays in patients receiving care, they have…
A “recruitment crisis” in neurology is affecting patient care, MSPs have heard. Professor Malcolm Macleod, clinical lead for neurology at NHS Forth Valley, said use of locums caused “chaos”. Giving evidence to Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee, he said the health board recently recieved no applications for a consultant neurology…
Expectant mothers will be treated by the same midwives throughout their pregnancy in a bid to reduce miscarriages and stillbirths under plans being set out by Jeremy Hunt. The Health and Social Care Secretary will announce plans to train 3,000 extra midwives and maternity support staff over four years. His…
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