NHS plans to introduce an 'App' for staff to 'work extra hours at short notice'

Jeremy Hunt has announced a 'flexible working app' that will allow NHS staff to 'work extra hours at short notice'.

While speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, Jeremy Hunt, announced a new ‘flexible working app’ which will be piloted at 12 NHS Trusts next year to get their staff to 'work extra hours at short notice'. 

It is yet to be announced which 12 NHS Trusts will participate in the trial of the flexible working app.

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The news comes only days after the RCN called for an “urgent review” of hospital staffing levels after they warned patient safety and dignity is being put at risk by over-stretched services.

Jeremy Hunt, at the Conservative Party Conference, said;

"They need to be able to work flexibly, do extra hours at short notice, get paid more quickly when they do and make their own choices about pension contributions.

"We'll start next year with 12 trusts piloting a new app-based flexible working offer to their staff".

Several changes to nursing education were also announced during the conference including; increasing the number of trainee nursing associates and introduce nursing apprenticeships.

You can view the announcement here.

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