The lesson of Prince Harry’s grief?

The lesson of Prince Harry’s grief ? We need mental health services for all. 0ne of my strongest memories of attending Princess Diana’s funeral is of sitting up high in Westminster Abbey and looking down on her young sons. During the long service no one touched them or hugged them, though everyone was moved by [...]

NHS faces ‘staffing crisis’ among nurses

Ageing workforce and reliance on immigrants could create major problems, warns Royal College of Nursing A shortage of talent, and an uncertain post-Brexit future for foreign workers, could lead to a major staffing shortage among nurses in the NHS, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned in a new report. <a href='http://adserver.hrreview.co.uk/adserver/www/delivery/ck.php?n=255a1b&cb=d3f876203997c894a3bf9555781d0803' target='_blank'><img src='http://adserver.hrreview.co.uk/adserver/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=4&cb=d3f876203997c894a3bf9555781d0803&Category=_Carousel_News_&Tag=_Brexit_HR_NHS_Staff+shortage_&block=1&n=255a1b' [...]

Will removing bursaries for student nurses actually lead to more nursing staff?

Demand pressures on the NHS rise every year. To cope with these pressures and provide the same quality of service, we need to train more clinical professionals and nurses in Britain year after year. But we trained 19% fewer nurses in 2015 than a decade ago. The problem of understaffing in the NHS has been [...]

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. The DBS process over [...]

Nursing remains most in-demand sector for staff in February

February data pointed to a further increase in permanent staff placements. The rate of expansion quickened slightly, reaching a three-month high. Temp billings meanwhile rose at the same pace as in January. The level of available job vacancies continued to rise in February. The rate of growth was marked and the fastest in six months. [...]

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests. Research by Unison found "distressing" cases of care being compromised after surveying councils and care workers. Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help [...]

Many High Street pharmacies in England face closure, says minister

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England face closure following plans to cut NHS funding by £170m, according to Health Minister Alistair Burt. Department of Health officials argue that in some parts of the country there are more pharmacies than needed. But the Royal Pharmaceutical Society says this could put [...]

Older people in need ‘let down by NHS’

Source: BBC Source: Gabrielle Voinot/SPL Older people in need of urgent help are being failed by the NHS, a group of English and Welsh health leaders say. Too many over-65s end up in accident and emergency unnecessarily, says the NHS Confederation's Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People. The group said this was [...]

Technology will never replace doctors – but they must embrace it

Source: Telegraph GP surgery. Source: Alamy By Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Would you rather find out you had terminal cancer from a smartphone app, or from a sympathetic and well-trained human being? I'm no clairvoyant, but the idea of technology replacing doctors – a topic raised by [...]

Alzheimer’s could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear

Source: Telegraph Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's could lead to new treatments for preventing the onset of dementia, scientists believe Changes in the brain can give an early indication that Alzheimer's will develop. Source: ALAMY Alzheimer's could be spotted in people 20 years before the first symptoms appear, scientists have found. Researchers at [...]