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 [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Osborne’s Planned Contractor legislation set to cause a headache

9/11/16 – Organisations representing umbrella companies and the self-employed have condemned reported government plans that would see freelancers and contractors working through personal […]

June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

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 [...]

June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

Rise in serious incidents at English mental health trusts

More than 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year – an increase of more than a third over a two-year period. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information [...]

June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

International Nurses Day: Why we celebrate on Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Happy International Nurses Day (Picture: Getty)With all the recent NHS controversies, International Nurses Day seems more important than ever this year – but you probably still haven’t heard of it. Luckily, we’re here to explain [...]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Gene editing ‘boosts’ cancer-killing cells

Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help it attack tumours in mice. The immune system is the body's own defence against infection and cancer, but tumours develop ways of stopping the onslaught. [...]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the [...]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

NHS will carry out dementia checks at 40

Health Secretary announces new plans to assess people's dementia risks from the age of 40 on, and offer advice about lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of the condition Facebook 186 Twitter Pinterest 1 LinkedIn [...]

March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 [...]

January 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

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