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Scarlet fever almost doubled to 32,000 cases in 2018, figures show

The number of reported cases of scarlet fever almost doubled in 2018 to around 32,000, official figures show.

New health minister for Brexit and workforce announced

The latest health minister has been announced as Edward Argar, who will take responsibility for pensions among other areas.

Nursing vacancies surge by nearly a third in Scotland 

Scottish nursing vacancies have risen by nearly a third in three months, prompting the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to issue fresh calls for action in order to tackle the shortage.  

NHS England deputy chief nurse to take up HEE role

Professor Mark Radford, currently deputy chief nursing officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement, will be joining Health Education England (HEE) on secondment as chief nurse as of 1 October this year.

Every nurse, midwife to have access to £1,000 personal training budget, Chancellor to announce

In today’s Spending Round, the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, will announce a £210 million boost for frontline NHS staff which includes funding for a £1,000 personal development budget for every nurse, midwife and allied health professional to support their continuing professional development (CPD) needs over three years of the revalidation cycle.

No-deal Brexit could ‘devastate the NHS’, health leaders warn

A no-deal Brexit could ‘devastate the NHS’ and leave thousands of nurses and other healthcare staff ‘in limbo’ over their jobs, health leaders have warned in a joint letter to the Government this week.

RCN urges chancellor to invest in nurse education

The Government must invest at least £1 billion into nursing education in its upcoming spending review, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned.

RCN calls for boost in number of school nurses

There must be greater investment to boost the number of school nurses following a drop of nearly 30% since 2010, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. 

Boris Johnson urged to put healthcare ‘at the heart’ of Brexit preparations

Healthcare bodies including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have called on the Prime Minister to put healthcare ‘at the heart’ of its strategy for leaving the EU, it was announced today (22 August).

Local council confirms new health visitor pay scheme despite strikes