Mental health patients sent out of area for care

  • June 27th, 2017
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In May we reported how mental health Trusts were becoming more dependable on private hospitals to deliver care to patients across the UK. Now, the British Medical Association (BMA) has released NHS figures outlining almost 6,000 mental health patients are being sent out of their local area, at times travelling hundreds of miles away, to […]

How to compose a doctors CV

  • June 15th, 2017
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When writing a CV the aim should be to present your history of education, job qualifications and emphasise the skills you have, which are specific to the job role. Your CV should be clear, concise and only contain relevant information. Length – Keep it brief with good quality information, and try to avoid long sentences. […]

Sharp drop in EU nurse applications since Brexit

  • June 12th, 2017
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According to new figures, the number of nurses registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) since the EU referendum has dropped by 96%. In July last year, 1,304 nurses from the EU joined the NMC register, compared to just 46 in April this year. Alongside this, the number of EU trained nurses and midwives […]

Nurses vote in support of strike over low pay

  • June 7th, 2017
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The RCN has warned that unless the one percent pay cap is lifted, nurses will hold a ballot on industrial action later this year. The government’s cap on public sector pay has meant nurses have suffered a 14 percent pay cut since 2010. The RCN believes, low levels of pay are responsible for the thousands […]

Surgery wait times have tripled over four years

  • June 7th, 2017
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The Royal College of Surgeons has said the number of patient’s waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the past four years. Whilst NHS England said it had cut the number of patients who had been waiting for more than a year for treatment, figures from March 2017 show 130,000 people had […]

Schools in England could face £3 billion in cuts

  • June 7th, 2017
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Headteachers have warned Theresa May’s pay cuts will force them to cut staff, sports teams and clubs. Headteachers across one council area have written to the Prime Minister inviting her to visit their schools and witness first-hand the damage the cuts will make to their students and the school. The letter written to Mrs May […]

Doctors warn of three week wait to see a GP

  • June 7th, 2017
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Recent analysis suggests patients will have to wait weeks for GP appointments, even if a Conservative government follows up on their promise to provide thousands of more general practitioners. Although numbers have continued to dip, ministers have pledged to recruit 5,000 extra GPs by 2020 to help to control and reduce family doctor waiting times. […]