Paramedic is forced to get out and guide an ambulance on a 999 call past a police car after it was blocked by an officer parking on double yellow lines

Posted by - November 30, 2017

Pictures have emerged of an ambulance on an emergency call struggling to get down a street because it was blocked by a police car parked on double yellow lines. Despite there being two empty spaces in a designated parking area on the other side of a narrow high street, the officer left his patrol car

NHS pay rise: Are there strings attached?

Posted by - November 30, 2017

The headlines following the Budget were clear on NHS pay – nurses were to receive a pay rise after six years of restraint. The announcement was widely welcomed by not just nurses, but other staff groups on what is known as the Agenda for Change contract. They include everyone from midwives and radiographers to porters

NHS to hire more than 5,000 nurses from India and the Philippines

Posted by - November 30, 2017

The NHS is to hire 5,500 nurses from India and the Philippines in a desperate bid to plug staff shortages, health officials have said. The mass recruitment exercise follows an increase in the number of UK graduates abandoning the profession, and a sharp drop in the number of nurses coming to work in Britain from