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donderdag 7 september 2017

One in 20 nursing and midwifery posts unfilled in Scotland

One in 20 nursing and midwifery posts unfilled in Scotland
The number of qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has crept up since last year, but there are a record number of vacancies, according to latest NHS workforce figures.
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Support staff working under 'advanced' nurse titles, reveals study
Hundreds of unregistered care staff are working in NHS roles that hold advanced or specialist nursing titles, posing a "real risk" to patient safety, a new study has concluded.
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Scottish government confirms that it will discard NHS pay cap
The Scottish government has confirmed its commitment to lifting the 1% cap no pay rises for nursing and midwifery staff, and to introducing safe staff legislation for the health service.
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Frailty 'most important factor' affecting trauma outcome
Frailty prior to admission appears to be the key factor affecting negative outcomes among older patients who have experienced trauma, a US study has highlighted.
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Trust asks nurses to recycle chewing gum in pink bins
Hospital staff at a trust in Yorkshire are being encouraged to put their used chewing gum in new pink recycling bins that have been introduced across its three main sites.
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College partners with trust on new 'nursing cadet' schemes
A college and acute trust have announced that they are working in partnership on a number of initiatives aimed at providing nursing career opportunities for young people living on Merseyside.
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