Staff can now apply for immigration health surcharge refunds

Health and care staff from overseas are now able to claim their immigration health surcharge reimbursement today (1 October), a...

Brexit: MAC warns of ‘stark consequences’ in social care

29 Sep 2020

Senior care worker and nursing assistant roles should be added to the shortage occupation lists to relieve pressure when freedom...

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Third of nurses plan to quit NHS in ‘emerging crisis’

23 Sep 2020

A third of nurses are considering leaving the NHS in the next year, according to research highlighted by the House...

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NHS staff absent due to coronavirus testing shortage

15 Sep 2020

The shortage of coronavirus testing capacity is increasing staff absence in the NHS which is affecting the health service’s recovery...

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Midwives and paramedics ‘could help deliver Covid-19 vaccination’

28 Aug 2020

The government plans to train a wide range of healthcare staff, from midwives to physiotherapists, to deliver the coronavirus vaccine...

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New immigration guidelines: What do employers need to know?

17 Aug 2020

While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more...

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Reviews launched into deaths of NHS and social care workers

12 Aug 2020

Ministers have asked medical examiners in England and Wales to review the deaths of NHS and social care employees during...

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NHS Test and Trace, TSB and Debenhams cut jobs

11 Aug 2020

Thousands more job losses have been announced today, with the government stating that it no longer needs 6,000 of its...

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Government to double nursing apprentices with £172m funding

10 Aug 2020

Healthcare employers will be able to take on up to 8,000 nursing degree apprentices over the next four years.

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NHS to focus on flexible working and staff wellbeing

30 Jul 2020

Flexible working, education and health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the new NHS People Plan, which the government...

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Almost 900,000 public sector staff see above-inflation pay rise

21 Jul 2020

Nearly 900,000 public sector workers including teachers, doctors, police and prison officers will see their pay increase by up to...

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Health and Care Visa launched for ‘brightest and best’ health professionals

15 Jul 2020

A new Health and Care Visa promising eligible healthcare workers fast-tracked entry to live and work in the UK has...

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Tougher sentences for assaults on emergency workers proposed

13 Jul 2020

Ministers are considering whether to increase the maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency services worker from 12 months to two years in prison.

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Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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Car parking charges for NHS staff could be reintroduced

8 Jul 2020

The government is considering reintroducing car parking charges for NHS staff as the coronavirus pandemic eases, the health minister has...

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