NHS removes homeopathy as approved treatment as ‘not evidence based’

The National Health Service currently spends over £90,000 a year on the natural alternative treatment.

Doctors are being told not to prescribe homeopathy as it is 'not evidence based and any benefits are down to placebo'. A draft consultation document from an NHS clinical commissioning group reveals that Doctors are being told not…

State pension age to rise from 67 to 68

The planned rise in the pension age to 68 will now happen by 2039, rather than by 2046 as was originally planned.

The planned rise in the pension age to 68 will now happen earlier than originally planned. The planned rise in the pension age to 68 will now happen by 2039, rather than by 2046 as previously planned. The announcement was made…

Chancellor says public sector staff are paid a “premium”

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been criticised by unions after saying public sector staff, which includes Nurses, were being paid a “premium”.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been criticised by unions after saying public sector staff were being paid a “premium”. Mr Hammond defended his stance on the Andrew Marr Show, he explained that public sector pay had “raced…

NMC Chief gets £20,000 pay rise to bring pay into “alignment”

Jackie Smith, the chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, received a 10% rise in basic pay of nearly £20,000.

Jackie Smith, the chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council received a £20,000 pay rise this year. The Nursing and Midwifery Councils financial reports reveal that its CEO and Registrar, Jackie Smith,…

NMC called to clarify the responsibility, authority and accountability of Nursing Associates

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has started to draw up professional standards for Nursing Associates but many call for clarity. 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has started to draw up professional standards for Nursing Associates but many call for clarity. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is currently the educational and professional standards of…