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maandag 23 oktober 2017

NHS Workforce Bulletin issue 590

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NHS Workforce Bulletin
23 October 2017
Issue 590

NMC changes language requirements

From 1 November, new language competency requirements will come into effect for nurses and midwives trained outside the UK, that will permit alternative evidence of language competence in addition to the International English Language test system (IELTS).

New enhancements to DBS services

Find out more about the new and upcoming changes from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) that will help employers speed up recruitment and referral processes. 

GCSE grading changes

See what you need to do to update your recruitment materials and person specifications, when changes to the GCSE grading scale come into effect.  

NHS pay for 2018/19

Following recent announcements about lifting the pay cap, NHS Employers is waiting on the government's remit for the pay review bodies, so we can inform the 2018/19 round. Our pay review pages explain the government process that influences NHS pay.

Using reward to drive down vacancy rates

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust shares how it reduced vacancy rates, turnover and agency spend by using reward as part of its recruitment strategy. Success factors include demonstrating career opportunities, local reward offers and lifestyle benefits.

Trust vaccinates 75 per cent of staff

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital is the first English NHS trust this year to vaccinate 75 per cent of its frontline staff against flu. Find out more about the trust's effective 'all hands on deck' method. 

New flu posters for #jabathon

Refresh your flu fighter campaign with our seven new posters, released in time for the #jabathon from 6 to 10 November. Download, print and display to encourage your staff to get their flu jab.

Reward in the NHS – good practice and innovation

See how NHS organisations are changing their approach to reward. First published in June, our report is informed by our Total Reward Engagement Network and shares examples of the different ways organisations are using reward to improve recruitment and retention. 

Regulation of medical associate professions

Submit your feedback on key proposals for professional regulation of four new medical associate roles. We are collating responses on behalf of employers to feed into the Department of Health consultation, so share your views with us by 6 December.

Free employment law seminars

Join our strategic partners, Capsticks, to hear the latest employment law updates. Go to the upcoming events section of our Capsticks web page, to register for one of the free events in Leeds, London, Birmingham or Winchester. 
Health & Care Women Leaders Conference
When: 1 / 11 / 2017 
Where: etc. venues St Paul's, London 

#jabathon tweet chat: Debunking flu myths
When: 08 / 11 / 2017 8pm - 9pm
Where: Twitter

Total Reward Engagement Network event - London
When: 10 / 11 / 2017 
Where: NHS Employers, Leeds

Step into Health regional forum - London
When: 14 / 11 / 2017 
Where: 256 Field Hospital, London 

Total Reward Engagement Network event - Leeds
When: 17 / 11 / 2017 
Where: NHS Employers, Leeds

Advertise your senior-level vacancies

If your organisation is an NHS Confederation member, find out how your senior-level vacancies could be advertised for free on our website, and promoted to the 6,700 readers of the NHS Workforce Bulletin.  

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