Aspiring nurses can soon enrol on a new on-the-job apprenticeship role. From September 2017, up to 1,000 NHS staff will be able to take up the training without having to go down the conventional university route to get a nursing degree.
When you’re already losing your memory, giving up your home of 20-plus years and moving into a care home can be especially daunting. However, one Dutch company has a simple solution to help dementia sufferers feel more at home.
Caps on agency spending in the NHS have now been in place for a year. Last week NHS Improvement announced savings of over £600m in the first year since measures were introduced to curb spending on agency staff.
Nine out of 10 councils in the UK are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their own homes. £16.70 per hour is the minimum price councils should be paying according to UKHCA (UK Home Care Association).
A care home in North Lincolnshire has been praised in a national report to Parliament. Sir John Mason House in Winterton has been praised for its ‘good’ joint work in helping people regain independence and enable them to remain in their communities.
Scunthorpe General Hospital is enjoying success in recruiting experienced nurses to fill staffing vacancies. In August, Trust-wide, a total of 19 registered nurses were signed up at two open days in Scunthorpe and Grimsby.