New government plans to significantly revamp waiting time targets and standards for NHS mental health care could lead to new responsibilities for nursing staff.
A number of new measures have been recommended to help staff tackle the growing healthcare issues posed by obesity within the NHS.
A new focus on recruitment could be introduced in the emergency surgery sector under proposals from the Royal College of Surgeons, which believes a new service structure is needed.
A leading thinktank has called for sweeping reforms involving the integration of the health and social care sector - shedding light on the changing structure of the NHS.
Recent reports have indicated that a large number of GP referrals and appointments may be unnecessary, leaving doctors to ponder a number of possibilities regarding what they can do to improve on this front.
Seasonal changes can have a big impact on the NHS, putting it under strain if additional resources aren't provided.
Many of our nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) study and take the decision to do part-time agency nursing work to supplement their income. We spoke to HCA Evelyn, who has been registered with Medacs Healthcare for a number of years, and has found the support and training provided invaluable to her career.
Making the decision to go from full-time employment to agency work can be a daunting prospect, but at the same time it can unlock the perfect work/life balance. We spoke to Vicki, one of our agency workers who recently registered with Medacs Healthcare. She talks us through why she decided to register with Medacs Healthcare as an agency nurse, how the registration process was for her and how it has changed her life - literally.
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