Matthew Mckew

Peter Griffiths
Nursing Standard

Nurses need to promote message of safe staffing, says leading academic

Peter Griffiths calls for 'concrete' arguments to be made.

Nursing Standard

Chancellor branded 'out of touch' by Unison over pay comments

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been branded ‘out of touch’ and ‘insulting’ by nursing unions amid claims he said public-sector workers are overpaid during a cabinet meeting.

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Nursing Standard

Further trust calls for rethink on language tests for overseas nurses

A further trust has added its voice to calls to rethink the language tests required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for overseas nurses to work in the UK.

House of Lords
Nursing Standard

Cross-party peers back calls to scrap the cap

House of Lords to debate the public sector pay cap, as cross-party group calls for government rethink on ‘detrimental’ policy.

Nursing Standard

More managers improves NHS efficiency, report finds

Having more managers at NHS trusts has been linked with better performance.

Nursing Standard

Stricter air pollution levels could save thousands of lives

Up to 10,000 lives could be saved a year if the current ‘safe level’ for air pollution is tightened, research has found.

Norman Lamb
Nursing Standard

Lib Dem MP criticises partial diversion of funds meant for children's mental health services

Failure to deliver on promised funding is ‘disgusting’, Norman Lamb said.

Hayley Citrine
Nursing Management

The Walton Centre: investing in staff

In June the Liverpool-based trust was awarded a second gold award from the industry standards body Investors in People.

Nursing Standard

Matron hotline set up to solve hospital patients’ problems

Patients and visitors at two hospitals in Merseyside have been benefitting from a direct 'hotline' to a matron.

Scrap the Cap
Nursing Standard

'Summer of protest has only just started'

RCN warning after government insists pay cap will stay

Pay cap demonstration
Nursing Standard

Government confirms pay cap will remain

Chief secretary to the treasury says retaining 1% public sector pay cap is the ‘responsible thing to do’ to balance recruitment with sustainability.

Nursing Standard

Nurses deliver 'magic money tree' to Department of Health

A group of nurses have delivered a six foot tree with fake £50 notes to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Charles Walker
Nursing Standard

Thousands of nurses answer RCN’s call to lobby MPs over pay

In less than 24 hours, thousands of members responded to the RCN appeal to rally support for a Labour Party amendment to scrap the pay cap

Nursing Standard

Jeremy Hunt under fire for voting against scrapping pay cap

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked how the government can afford a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, but not to boost nurse wages in England.

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Nursing Standard

RCNi seeks new board chair

Nursing Standard publisher RCNi is looking for a new chair to provide the board with clear leadership.

Nursing Standard

Nurse praised by police for helping at crash scene

A nurse has been praised for accompanying police officers to a road traffic collision when paramedics were unavailable.

Simone Williams
Nursing Standard

Grenfell Tower nurse challenges MPs over pay cap

A nurse who helped treat people in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has spoken of her daily struggle to pay bills.

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Nursing Standard

Pressure mounting on government to scrap pay cap

The RCN’s summer of protest is set to continue amid mounting pressure on the government to lift the public sector pay cap.