Nursing Now: Empowering Nurses Worldwide

Healthperm welcomes the launch of a new campaign which aims to raise the status and profile of the nursing profession globally.  Nursing Now,  a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. The campaign aims to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges. Nurses are at the heart of most health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the health professionals who are closest to the community, they have a particular

Brexit Threat Adding to Mental Health Recruitment Struggle

In December 2017, 18 months on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the first stage of negotiations relating to the UK’s departure from the EU concluded. At this stage in the process, what do we know about the possible impact on public health services? A new briefing paper, Brexit and mental health, from the Mental Health Network NHS Confederation (MHN) which represents 93% of statutory mental health trusts in England, sets out an assessment of the possible implications of Brexit and some of the key questions relating to future workforce supply and legislation. The implications of the UK’s departure from the

Recruitment crisis hits NHS with one in nine posts currently vacant

About 40,000 nursing posts are now vacant in the NHS in England as the service heads for the worst recruitment crisis in its history, according to official new data. Responses to Freedom of Information requests submitted to trusts by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) show that one in nine posts are now unfilled – double the level in 2013. The data obtained by the RCN also suggests that fewer care providers are now employing registered nurses, raising new fears over patient safety. Research in all four countries of the United Kingdom, carried out by ComRes for the RCN, shows that four out of

Don’t Leave It To Chance: The Health and Care Nursing Workforce Supply in England

Healthperm welcomes a new report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) which stresses the need for the Government to take action on the NHS’s deepening shortage of nurses. The RCN reports the current number of nursing applications for the next academic year has fallen by a third since the same point in 2016, and by 13% since last year. NHS Digital’s quarterly update detailing vacancy rates for a range of health professionals also showed that the number of unfilled advertised nursing and midwifery posts in England reached 34,260 in the three months to September – the highest level since records began. Across England as

NMC Updates IELTS Requirements – Healthperm Resourcing

NMC Updates IELTS Requirements – Healthperm Resourcing

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has updated its guidance on how the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) requirements can be achieved by nurses and midwives trained outside of the EU/European Economic Area (EEA). All overseas applicants are still required to achieve a level of at least seven (out of a possible nine) in all categories – listening, reading, writing and speaking – of the academic version of the IELTS test. However, applicants can now provide two separate IELTS certificates from two tests, as long as they are taken within six months of each other. This means that if

Healthperm Lists on ISDX

Healthperm Lists on ISDX

23 September 2016 On 22 August 2016, Yujin, an AIM quoted cash shell, announced the proposed acquisition of Healthperm Resourcing Ltd for an initial consideration of approximately £11.2 million to be satisfied by the issue of new Ordinary Shares with deferred consideration potentially payable, also in new Ordinary Shares, depending on performance. The Acquisition was deemed to be a reverse takeover in terms of AIM Rule 14. At the same time Yujin announced the proposed cancellation of the admission of its shares to trading on AIM, and the proposed admission of its shares to trading on the ISDX Growth Market,