Posts tagged “Royal College of Nursing”

Nurses consider striking over pay

April 18th, 2017
Nurses consider striking over pay

The Royal College of Nursing is weighing up the possibility of strike action over pay, it has been confirmed. Representatives from the body claim that nurses have suffered a pay cut of 14 percent in real terms over the course of the last seven years as a result of pay freezes and an increase in […]

Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

February 29th, 2016
Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

Figures have revealed that more than two thirds of health boards and trusts in Britain are actively trying to recruit new staff from overseas to battle the shortage of qualified doctors and nurses. Information obtained from a Freedom of Information report for the BBC shows that one December 1st last year, the NHS in England, […]

9 out of 10 Hospitals are Missing Targets for NHS Nursing Levels

December 21st, 2015
9 out of 10 Hospitals are Missing Targets for NHS Nursing Levels

Figures show that the majority of England’s hospitals are not recruiting enough nurses. Around 92% of the 225 acute hospitals in England failed to manage wards during the day with the expected number of nurses in August. The figures have been published by the NHS and show that England’s hospitals are missing their targets for […]

New Study Suggests Staff Numbers Affect Death Rates in UK Hospitals

December 18th, 2015
New Study Suggests Staff Numbers Affect Death Rates in UK Hospitals

A new study has suggested that staff numbers can affect death rates in UK hospitals. The study, which has been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, claims that fewer people die after surgical treatment in better staffed hospitals. Researchers analysed data from 295,000 patients showed that patients were more likely to die following surgery […]

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