4 Biggest Nursing and Social Care Stories You Might Have Missed Last Week (04/07/2016)...
Nurses can now pay NMC registration fees in installments and the public thinks the government should finance nurses' and midwives' education, according to a YouGov survey. Read on for these stories, and more...
4. Former RCN Head: Brexit 'Disaster for Healthcare'
Former Royal College of Nursing Peter Carter has told The Sun newspaper that the UK's decision to leave the European Union will be a 'disaster for healthcare.'
Carter criticised the 'Vote Leave' campaign for promising £350 million a week to the NHS only to renege on their promise after the result, and for making it harder to maintain healthcare staffing numbers by making it more difficult to employ European workers.
He said: "I think this is going to be a disaster for healthcare, I really do. I just cannot believe the public have been suckered into this."
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3. Nursing Education Should Be Financed By Government, Says Public Survey
Over three-quarters of the public believe Government should finance the training of student nurses and midwives, according to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Unison trade union.
Approximately 77 percent of the survey's respondents said the government should carry on nurse and midwife tuition fees, with 72% saying that they should continue to finance trainee nurse and midwife bursaries.
The poll was commissioned by Unison as part of its submission to the government's consultation on the future of nursing and midwifery bursary and tuition fee finances.
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2. NHS Head: Allied Health Directors Should Use £450 Million Staff Health Grant
NHS England Head Simon Stevens has implored allied health directors to encourage finance directors to make use of the £450 million grant earmarked for the improvement of NHS staff health.
Stevens' comments came at the Allied Health Professional Officer's conference at London ExCel arena, arguing that the funds - allocated through the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework - should not sit idle.
CQUIN has made the money available following revelations that NHS staff take an average of 15 sick days annually and that there has been 37 percent increase in stress-related absences.
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1. Annual NMC Nursing Registration Fee Now Payable in Instalments