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The Known Unknowns of Brexit: Part II – Recruitment

The decision made by the British public for the UK to exit the European Union will undoubtedly have profound implications on the future of the country. Last week, we examined some of the known unknowns after seven months of Brexit fallout. In this second part, Clinical Career assesses one final key area over which Brexit...

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Attacks on Healthcare Professionals are Escalating Rapidly

The NHS authorities have made considerable capital out of their determination to clamp down on violence against healthcare professionals. Yet despite the bold proclamation of healthcare bosses, the number of incidents of physical attacks against members of NHS staff is seemingly escalating. NHS Employers states as a guiding principle that “NHS staff should be able...

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Prestigious Nursing Magazines Join Bursary Fight

Three of the leading nursing magazines in Britain have joined forces to condemn the plans of the government to scrap bursaries for nursing students. Nursing in Practice, Nursing Times and Nursing Standard have collaborated in penning an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. The three publications believe that the incumbent prime minister must reconsider...

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Health Foundation Calls for Nursing Contingency Plan

The Health Foundation has asserted that it is essential for any plan to abolish bursaries to be accompanied by a contingency plan to deal with a predicted fall in the number of applications for training places. Despite massive opposition, the Department of Health has already indicated that it will proceed with proposals to replace bursaries...

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Health Education England Warns on GP Recruitment

Official documents indicate that the NHS faces major difficulties with recruiting a satisfactory number of doctors. Indeed, board papers state that the possible failure to recruit enough GP trainees in the coming year could be the greatest problem that Health Education England has to tackle. There is apparent scepticism that it will be possible for...

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