HealthApril 14, 2020
The opportunity of a lifetime: To progress a nursing career in the UK
Brenda Dlodlo, Kettering General Hospital, was originally recruited as an International Return to Practice Nurse and is now a fully registered Nurse in the UK. Here Brenda describes her experience of training to work as part of the NHS.
Health PolicyMarch 24, 2020
A reappraisal of what health and social care systems should and can deliver
In these unprecedented times, when the full effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are evolving around us, it is obvious that the capacity of the NHS and social care will be significantly challenged, and quite possibly overwhelmed, writes Professor Mike Bewick former Deputy Medical Director at NHS England
HealthMarch 6, 2020
New report: NHS still short of 40,000 nurses
A new report released yesterday by the National Audit Office (NAO) found that despite the overall increase of register nurses, the NHS “does not have the nurses it needs”
Health ProfessionsFebruary 19, 2020
Striving for a culture of diversity
Ahead of the publication of the eagerly anticipated NHS People Plan, new data continues to highlight what still needs to be done to combat diversity and inclusion issues across NHS.
Health ProfessionsDecember 18, 2019
Government to reinstate bursary for nursing students
The UK Government has today announced that they will reinstate the £5,000 nursing bursary to all students from September 2020.
HealthDecember 4, 2019
New analysis reveals UK dependency on overseas health and care staff
New figures from the Nuffield Trust reveal that half of the increase in health and care staff over the last decade was due to overseas staff. Those born overseas now account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK.
HealthDecember 3, 2019
Leading manifestos fail to address workforce gap in social care
New analysis by the Nuffield Trust has revealed that 90,000 extra social care staff are required to meet key manifesto pledges by the Labour and Conservative Parties. If the plans set out in the manifesto pledges are to be met, the extra staff will be required immediately.
HealthOctober 17, 2019
Six in ten hospital trusts introduce NHS rainbow badges in support of LGBT+ patients
More than six in ten hospital trusts in England have introduced NHS rainbow badges for their staff. The scheme is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust charity and was launched seven months ago at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, following a successful pilot.
Health PolicySeptember 3, 2019
A badge of pride: How the NHS is championing LGBT issues
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
Health ProfessionsAugust 15, 2019
NHS calls on A-Level students to join the health service
NHS leaders reach out to the half-a-million students getting their A-Level results today to consider career with the health service. The call on students to pick a career in the NHS comes as the NHS launches the next stage of the ‘We are the NHS' campaign to encourage people to join the sector.
Health ProfessionsJuly 16, 2019
Ministers announce new consultation to support and retain staff with health conditions
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Work and Pension Secretary Amber Rudd set out new measures to transform how employers support and retain disabled staff and those with a health condition by launching a consultation to improve the capacity, value and quality of occupational health services.
Health ProfessionsJuly 12, 2019
NHS England announce new retention measures to stem workforce loss
New measures announced by NHS England to boost staff retention amidst ongoing workforce crisis look to allow staff to move within the NHS and develop new skills. But is this, alongside a new rewards system, enough to keep people in the health service despite ongoing pressures?
HealthJuly 8, 2019
NHS out and proud to show support for LGBT+ Pride
Ahead of the Pride celebrations, the NHS confirmed that more than 200 hospitals are launching dedicated schemes that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities. Now it must continue to show it is a health and care service for everyone.
HealthJune 13, 2019
New research reveals racial disparity in people raising concerns about care
New research undertaken for CQC as part of their year-long “Declare Your Care” campaign has revealed those from a BME background are less likely than those from a non-BME background to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive, particularly regarding mental health.
Health ProfessionsJune 13, 2019
BMA to hold referendum on proposed improvements to junior doctor contract
Junior doctor members of the BMA will be asked to vote on proposed improvements to the junior doctor contract in England. The improvements have been negotiated between the BMA junior doctors committee, NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care.
Health ProfessionsJune 11, 2019
MBE for Dr Nav Chana in Queen’s birthday honours
Dr Nav Chana, former NAPC Chair and now National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, has been awarded an MBE for services to clinical education and primary and community care in the Queen’s Birthday honours.
Health ProfessionsJune 10, 2019
Dozens of NHS staff awarded honours in Queen’s Birthday list
Cara Charles Banks, the head of the hospital which treated victims of the Salisbury nerve agent attacks joins nurses, psychiatrists, cancer specialists and family doctors and is among more than 30 local and national NHS workers recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours
HealthJanuary 31, 2019
Tackling inequalities for BAME health staff
Many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff are victims of bullying and harassment in the workplace. These effects can impact on the organisation’s productivity when staff are excluded, marginalised, stressed, angry, scared or disengaged. 
Health PolicyFebruary 27, 2019
1 in 5 NHS staff members experience harassment from colleagues
The recent NHS staff survey revealed that the number of staff who experience harassment from colleagues has risen from 18 per cent to 19.1 per cent. However, fewer staff reported experiencing physical violence from patients, relatives or members of the public.

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