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It Is Nonsensical, Unfair and Completely Illogical to Force Nurses to Leave the Country While We Face a Shortage

Dr Peter Carter | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Dr Peter Carter

Thousands of nurses have left their homes and moved to the other side of the world, to work for the NHS in hospitals, our emergency departments and in our care homes. For the vast majority, their starting salary will be about £21,000 a year. Without them many health and social care organisations would struggle to deliver safe care. Their reward for this contribution to our health service? If they don't somehow increase their salary to £35,000 they will be forced to leave the country after six years.

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Regional Pay For Nurses Means Poor Patient Care

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

Introducing regional pay and conditions in the NHS would lead to lower standards of patient care, according to The Royal College of Nursing. Scrapp...

Nurses 'Not Too Posh To Wash'

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Nurses are being forced to clean toilets and mop hospital floors on top of their patient care duties, a new survey has found. More than half of NHS...

Treated In Corridors And Left On Hospital Trolleys

PA | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Nursing leaders have called for a halt to the loss of hospital beds after a study revealed that patients were being left on trolleys for hours on end ...

Controversial NHS Reforms Passed

PA | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

The passage of the coalition's controversial NHS reforms would prove to be a "cause of significant regret", according to the Royal College of Nursing ...