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Workforce: NHS homes fund would give staff a glimmer of hope

NHS Confederation proposal for a £10 billion housing fund for workers shows creativity in supporting NHS staff, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: agency nurses may be expensive but unfilled posts risk patient safety

With NHS Improvement halting new rules to cut spending on agency nurses, there may be little scope left to make further savings on temporary staff. But nursing shortages mean the NHS still needs them, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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James Buchan: Nursing workforce crisis is self-inflicted

The nursing shortage is about more than Brexit. UK governments, regulators and educators have all helped create the conditions for a crisis.

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James Buchan: Age of uncertainty and the need for foreign nurses

Lack of clarity on our EU exit terms, combined with scrapping of the student bursary, means no one knows how dependent the UK will be on foreign nurses.

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Workforce: widening the gap between Scotland and England

Increasing policy divergence between NHS Scotland and NHS England is making it harder to sustain a UK-wide perspective on the NHS nursing workforce, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: what is the attraction of Magnet hospitals?

With the emphasis on strong nurse leadership, continuing education and adequate staffing levels, Magnet accreditation is highly relevant to current NHS priorities, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: What do the 2016 NHS staff survey results really tell us?

Much is made about signs of stability and improvement, but the most important messages for policy makers can often be found in the less positive findings, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: Brexit is not the only factor in the downward trend of EU nurse applicants

Brexit may be playing its part, but new entry requirements for the UK register are also impacting the inflow of EU nurses, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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James Buchan: Compulsory service ends freedom to roam

Wales has retained the bursary for new nursing students but planned compulsory service agreements mean there are strings attached, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: The ‘Achilles heel’ of nursing

With a deadline of 2017, Health Education England wants to reduce attrition from healthcare courses by 50%. Workforce expert James Buchan questions whether this ambitious target is achievable in just one year.

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Workforce: The government is gambling with the future of nurse education

The switch from bursary to a loan model for new nursing students is starting to feel very real, says workforce expert James Buchan.

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Workforce: more doctors, but they must be ‘our’ doctors

The first real post-Brexit policy direction for NHS staffing is an increase in the number of...

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Workforce: back to the future

Funding for return to practice courses must be matched by efforts to retain those nurses who...

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Workforce: The political risks of implementing 7-day working

The leaking last month of the Department of Health ‘risk register’ on the NHS 7-day working...

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Workforce: How UK nurses' pay compares with other countries

UK hospital nurse remuneration is ranked below the United States, Canada, Australia and most...

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The annual NHS staff survey is an opportunity to make your feelings known to employers and...

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Three approaches to safe staffing levels

England, Scotland and Wales are tackling staffing in different ways, but getting it right is...

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Brexit - what will it mean for nursing?

The 'pull factors' for EU nurses to work in the UK will likely diminish over the next few years, says James Buchan

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