A study predicts the UK needs 71,000 more care home places

  • August 18th, 2017
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A study has found an extra 71,000 care home spaces are needed in the next eight years to cope with Britain’s increased demand, as people are living longer and face more health problems. Estimated research predicts there will be an extra 353,000 older people with more complex needs by 2025, which will increase the amounts […]

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 […]

Should the NHS be exempt from new immigration charge?

  • March 13th, 2017
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The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC), which comes in to effect in April, will have a damaging effect on the NHS, the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warn. The charge means the NHS must pay £1,000 each year for any worker coming in to the UK from outside the European Union. […]

Do you have the drive for recruitment?

  • November 3rd, 2016
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It takes a lot of hard-work and talent to become a top recruiter. Every day you’re in a head-to-head contest to attract the best candidates and clients. It takes hard work to become a fantastic recruiter, however there’s many great benefits. Many recruiters describe the thrill of the industry. Each day is different and there’s […]

NHS nurses face ‘perfect storm’

  • October 27th, 2016
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Nursing leaders have warned of a ‘perfect storm’ for nursing staff in the NHS, following the unknown impact of Brexit, budget cuts and an ageing population. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said patient care is being put at risk following a rising demand and a major staffing crisis. Its report says half of British […]