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…

Are you ever ready for your first Cardiac Arrest?

Are you really ever ready to perform CPR for the first time? This is Andrew's story and the emotional rollercoaster he went on.  

Are you ever ready to perform CPR for the first time? This is Andrew's story... I was lucky enough to have a placement in A&E, it was my dream come true and the place I want to start my career. However, as with anything new I…

Former PM calls those who want to #ScrapTheCap “selfish”

David Cameron has criticised those who are calling for the end to pay restraint for public sector workers - calling them "selfish". 

David Cameron has criticised those who are calling for the end to pay restraint for public sector workers - calling them "selfish". David Cameron, the former British PM, has described those who wish to scrap the 1% pay cap on…