Impact on staff

NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’

By NHS Support Federation | 8th May 2017

The pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient safety at risk, NHS bosses say. NHS … Read more

‘Army-style’ training proposal will not redress recruitment crisis, says BMA

By NHS Support Federation | 15th March 2017

Proposals to train more doctors – and tie them to the NHS for more than four years after graduation – … Read more

Mental health workforce feels ‘excluded and devalued’

By NHS Support Federation | 8th November 2016

The mental health workforce often feels “excluded and devalued”, according to a new report calling for fundamental changes in the … Read more

Nursing journal editors call on PM to reverse bursary cut

By NHS Support Federation | 11th August 2016

The editors of three of the country’s leading nursing journals, including Nursing Times, have written to the prime minister calling … Read more

National nursing shortage could continue beyond 2020

By NHS Support Federation | 8th August 2016

The shortage of nurses across England will continue beyond the turn of the next decade if provider trusts fail to … Read more

Hundreds of adult nurse training places expected to be left unfilled

By NHS Support Federation | 5th August 2016

Universities have recruited “significantly less” numbers of students to adult nurse training places than was planned in recent months, which … Read more

Bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017, government confirms

By NHS Support Federation | 21st July 2016

The government has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives from next year, sparking anger across the … Read more

Unions attack ‘ill-informed’ bursary reform plans

By NHS Support Federation | 1st July 2016

Government plans to replace bursaries for student nurses and midwives with a system of loans are “ill-informed” and represent an … Read more

Health chiefs warn of ‘reckless’ cuts in student nurse funding

By NHS Support Federation | 20th June 2016

Britain’s major health organisations have called on the government to put a stop to “reckless” plans to reform student nurse … Read more

One in eight GP practice nurse positions is vacant

By NHS Support Federation | 17th June 2016

One in eight practice nurse places in the UK is vacant, a new survey from Pulse can reveal. Out of … Read more