Ministers must act to fill 40,000 nursing vacancies
Government promises to overseas nurses must honoured
The agreements negotiated mean student nurses who are more experienced will be able to help where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning.
Latest figures show that in England there are currently 39,000 nurse vacancies
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out.
Commenting on the latest NMC figures, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “With both UK and EU nurses leaving, the NHS is heading towards a serious staffing crisis. The country simply isn’t training enough nurses to make up for those who are leaving. Scrapping the bursary and introducing tuition fees have only made matters […]
New figures reveal nursing shortages hit further as Brexit vote sees numbers applying from the EU fall
They’re the world’s largest group of health professionals, an absolutely essential part of every health service around the world – and we celebrate them each year, on 12th May, International Nurses Day.
UNISON is a group of people having the same interests and the same cause
Health minister Mark Drakeford AM and chief nursing officer Jean White both scheduled to talk to UNISON members
Sue’s story is a great personal achievement and a tremendous testimony to the value of union learning, says Dave Prentis, presenting the award