Workforce

NHS Execs more diverse than ever before

There are more black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in senior positions in the NHS than at any point in its history, according to an annual report into race equality across the NHS. The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) for 2023 shows ethnic minority representation at very senior manager (VSM) pay bands has risen […]

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Paid leave for NHS staff experiencing pregnancy loss

NHS staff who suffer a miscarriage will now receive up to 10 days additional paid leave, under new guidance issued to local hospitals today. Women who experience a miscarriage in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy will be offered up to 10 days paid leave and their partners will be offered up to 5. While […]

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Teens choose NHS as first choice for their future career

The NHS has been the talk of classrooms during National Careers Week, following a BBC Bitesize survey that found the NHS is the first choice of employer for teenagers. Both Doctor and Nurse made the top five in career preferences in a survey of 4,000 young people, with one in ten saying that Doctor was […]

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NHS staff report record levels of discrimination from the public

Frontline NHS staff are facing record levels of discrimination from the public, the result of a national staff survey reveals. One in 12 NHS staff that responded to the poll said they faced discrimination while treating patients at work – the highest percentage since the question was first asked in 2019. NHS trusts are putting […]

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NHS publishes data following junior doctors strike

Data on the recent industrial action by junior doctors can be found on the NHS England website here: NHS England » Industrial action in the NHS. Since strikes began, the cumulative total of acute inpatient and outpatient appointments rescheduled is now 1,424,269. BMA junior doctors took action from 07:00 on Saturday 24 February to 11:59 […]

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MPs begin nominations to celebrate exceptional NHS Staff

Today marks the launch of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2024, where MPs get to recognise staff who go above and beyond to deliver excellence in healthcare. This year we’ve seen significant demand across NHS services. Despite these pressures, staff across the country have continued to provide excellent care and have found innovative ways to meet […]

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Statement on industrial action from NHS England

NHS National Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said: “There is no doubt that NHS staff are facing immense pressure during this latest round of industrial action, yet their dedication to patients remains unwavering as they prioritise life-saving care. “The public should continue to use services in the usual way by using 999 and A&E […]

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Statement on industrial action from NHS England

NHS National Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said: “Staff and services continue to be under significant pressure as the NHS deals with the impact of industrial action and an already busy winter period, and they are working extremely hard to prioritise life-saving care. “As ever, we are grateful to the public for using services […]

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NHS apprenticeship ‘truly changed my life’

A former greengrocer has described how an NHS apprenticeship “truly changed” his life and set him on the path to becoming a nurse. At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Steven Jewell, aged 42, who left school at 15 with no qualifications, told how he recently completed the Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship and now works […]

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