16Nov

One In Five European NHS Doctors Plan To Quit UK, Survey Reveals

Latest survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) has found that almost a fifth of EU doctors have made plans to leave the UK following the Brexit referendum. Currently, EU workers make up around 7.7 per cent of the NHS Doctor workforce, and many more work in public health and academic medicine. But nearly half of those surveyed said that they were considering leaving the UK following its exit from the EU, and 29 per cent said that they were unsure about whether their future remained in the UK and 19 per cent said that they have already arranged to move elsewhere for work. When asked the reason that they were considering leaving the UK, the top three reasons cited were Brexit, uncertainty over future immigration rules and negative attitudes towards EU workers. The BMA has been urging the government, since the Brexit referendum, to act to protect the long-term stability of the UK’s health services once it leaves the EU. In particular, it said, it is important that any future immigration system must be sufficiently flexible; enable non-UK doctors to work in the country in future and protect doctors already working in the UK. BMA treasurer Andrew Dearden called this revelation “a real concern,” and argued that the NHS “would not be able to cope” without its EU doctors. It’s also vital that any future immigration system is flexible enough to ensure the National Health Service (NHS) can recruit and retain doctors and other NHS workers in sufficient numbers, he added. Responding to the BMA’s findings, the Director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery said that there is increasing evidence that Brexit is having an adverse impact on staff recruitment and retention in the NHS. She further added that the government must deliver certainty for EU staff. It should reassure them that their commitment to the NHS is greatly appreciated and will continue to be welcome. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact us for your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.

10Nov

Brexiters Must Honour Additional Cash Pledge For NHS, Says Health Chief

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England has called on the Chancellor to honour the pledge made by Leave politicians during the Brexit referendum and by giving the NHS cash boost in the Budget this month. He warned that NHS performance would worsen and trust in politics would be damaged if the NHS did not get more. Speaking at the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham on 8 November, Stevens made the funding pledge of £350m per week to spend on the NHS, targeting the central government for the extra money. He added that the budget for the National Health Service (NHS) next year is well short of what is currently needed to properly look after our patients and their families in their time of greatest need. Speaking at the same event, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt said that the NHS should be first in line to receive any financial savings that come about as the result of Britain leaving the European Union. The chair of the British Medical Council (BMA) council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul said that the promise of extra funding for the NHS was a key issue at the ballot box during the Brexit referendum, and people rightly expect that promise to be honoured. This is vital in order to address the current crisis in health service, protect and improve patient care and put the NHS on a sustainable footing for the future, he added. Responding to Simon Stevens’ speech, the Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said that the College wholeheartedly backs his calls for significantly more investment in the NHS. NHS England’s assessment of the situation is sobering and will cause concern for patients up and down the country. RCGP need the government to ensure that NHS England’s GP Forward View, including £2.4bn extra a year for general practice and 5,000 more GPs, to be delivered in full as a matter of urgency, she added. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.

3Nov

Ten Best Nursing Career Based On Salary and Demand

For any of your health issues, whenever you visit hospital, homecare or medical clinic or after any accident or illness, or even when you call a healthcare online, the first person you will interact is the nurse. Currently, over 377,191 registered nurses are practising live in the UK. In the UK, the nursing profession have given three designations on the basis of the work they do and the province they are in. Those designations are the Registered Nurses (RNs), Advanced Practitioners and Managers (Nurse). Based on these provinces and its features in the profession, here I have listed 10 best nursing career jobs in the UK. Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist Nurse anaesthetist administers anaesthesia patients. They are highly advance skilled nurses who work with the surgeons, anaesthesiologists, podiatrists and dentists to safely administer anaesthesia medications before major procedure. There average annual income is around £73,000. Chief Nursing Officers Usually, Chief nursing officers are important executives in the healthcare system and responsible for administrative works like leadership, strategic planning, senior nurse management in a health care organisation. These nurses develop means of improving patient care and staff relations, manage daily operations in the workplace, recruit and retain nurses, maintain regulations and compliance even develop nursing policies. These nurses must complete graduation in nursing and must be certified by the NHS and the organisation of employment. There average annual income is around £65000. Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) A midwife provides primary care to women and varied healthcare related to family planning advice, gynaecological exams and assistance in labour and delivery, prenatal care and neonatal care. Midwives often works on unpredictable hours due to unpredictable nature of childbirth even at patient’s home. Usually, there average annual income is £58,100.  Certified Legal Nurse Consultant A legal nurse consultant works in a law office or from their homes for government agencies, private corporations or insurance companies. They are registered nurse specialised in CLNC training to consult on medical related lawsuits combined with at least three years of working experience. These nurses research, assist discovery, review medical records, identify standards of care, locate expert witness and prepare reports and summaries. There average annual income is around £44780 to £57670. Orthopaedic Nurse Orthopaedic Nurse provides care for patients suffering from musculoskeletal ailments like arthritis and joint replacement. They educate patients on these disorders and different self-care and support systems available. These nurses annual income is around £46,000. Paediatric Endocrinology Nurse Paediatric Endocrinology Nurse deals with the young children suffering from illness and disorders of the endocrine system. They educate parents and children on the physical and sexual development issues related to endocrine system. There average annual income is around £45,000. Nurse Practitioner A nurse practitioner provides basic preventive health care if necessary, primary and specialty care to patients. Common areas of specialty for these practitioners are family practice, women’s health, acute health, paediatrics and gerontology and others. There average annual income is £40,000. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Gerontological Nurse practitioner holds specialised advanced degrees on geriatrics. They diagnose and manage patients for long-term and on debilitating conditions providing regular assessments for patient’s family. This nursing job needs special attention with comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients. There average annual income is around £45,000. Neonatal nurse Neonatal nurse care for sick and/or premature new born babies along with consultation for the newborn’s family at the critical period. There average annual income is £34,500. Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist develops uniform standards for quality care. They work together with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are met. These nursing professionals must complete Masters in Nursing Degrees expertise on populations, settings diseases, specific health problems like paediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, emergency room, women’s health, diabetes, oncology, psychiatric and rehabilitation. Usually, it needs a strong managerial skills and an ability to foresee potential staff/ patient conflicts. There average annual income is £32,500. Recruitment Synergy is a Medical Recruitment Agency based on London, UK. Remember us for Locum, temporary and permanent jobs across UK. We also provide consultation on preparing perfect CV on medical professionals' preferences. Contact us  for any of your queries on preparing medical CV, Migration to UK,Healthcare Recruiment and many more.

31Oct

Nearly 600 Practices Affected In NHS Hack Attack, Finds Public Auditor

The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that nearly 600 GP practices were affected by the WannaCry cyber attack that caused havoc in the National Health Service in May this year. NAO report said that NHS trusts were left vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware attack because cyber-security recommendations were not followed. The report discloses that every NHS trust whose cyber security arrangements were checked before the breach had failed the inspection. NAO has criticised both Department of Health (DH) and NHS England for not doing enough to prevent cyber-attacks, arguing that there was no formal mechanism to assess whether trusts were conforming with guidelines to move away from outdated software like Windows XP before the WannaCry attack. According to the NAO, more than a third of trusts in England (34%) were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware attack in May. Nearly 19,500 medical appointments, including 139 potential cancer referrals, were estimated to have been cancelled, with five hospitals having to divert ambulances away. NHS England said no patient data had been stolen or compromised and praised the staff response. But the comptroller and auditor-general of the NAO, Sir Amyas Morse said in the report that WannaCry was "a relatively unsophisticated attack and could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security best practice." The chief clinical information officer for health and care at NHS England, Keith McNeil argued that luckily, no harm was caused to patients and there were no incidents of patient data being compromised or stolen. He further added that tried and tested emergency plans were activated quickly and hard-working NHS staff went the extra mile to provide patient care, keeping the impact on NHS services and patients to a minimum. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.

15Oct

Cap On Nurse Pay Rises Has Been ‘Scrapped’, Health Secretary Announced

On 10th October 2017, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the seven-year cap on NHS staff wages will come to an end next year. Hunt made the announcement in the House of Commons at Health Questions, saying that he had been given “leeway” to scrap the policy by chancellor Phillip Hammond but was unable to confirm whether the government would provide extra funding to pay for the increased cost. Hunt further added that NHS staffs do a fantastic job in very tough environments, and pay restraint has been very challenging for many of them. However, given the financial pressures it is also true that without it the National Health Service would not have been able to recruit an additional 30,000 staff since May 2010. The statement has been met with mixed reactions across NHS groups, with many looking to next month’s Budget for a verdict on increased funding. The announcement follows months of campaigning by unions and public sector workers to persuade the government that the imposition of the pay cap was no longer feasible if the NHS was to recruit and retain the staff it needs. Last month, thousands of Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members and supporters converged on Parliament Square in London to demand the end of the cap. The chief Executive of RCN, Janet Davies said the health secretary had listened to the tens of thousands of nursing staff. She said that the health secretary has put beyond all doubt that the pay cap is scrapped after a summer-long campaign by the RCN. RCN members in every corner of the UK fought hard and can be proud of this achievement. The Chief Executive of NHS Employers, Danny Mortimer said that It is helpful to receive this confirmation from the Secretary of State, which echoes the messages to the pay review bodies from his colleague the chief secretary to the Treasury. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.

5Oct

Benefits Of Travel Nursing As A Career

Travel nursing is an exciting career for nurses who would like to travel to work in temporary nursing positions, mostly in hospitals. They are employed by staffing agencies and work on short-term contracts for short-staffed hospitals across the world. As a travel nurse your role is to fill a gap in certain areas where nurses are in high demand due to an extended absence of medical professional, census fluctuation, staff training, or other situations. It lets you experience different job roles in different working environment while giving freedom to travel and explore the world. Besides travelling to different places and advancing your career, there are several benefits of choosing travel nurse as a career option. Take a look at some of them: Compensation Usually travel nurses get paid very well and are in demand. Salaries may vary depending on the experience and education you have. If you are a highly qualified nurse and have a specialty or work overtime then you can make more money than a full-time permanent employee. Schedule Flexibility The beauty of this job is schedule flexibility. It gives you freedom to choose the kind of setting that you want to work, whether it is a hospital in a city or small clinics in a rural area. You really do have the freedom to decide when to work and have flexibility to move from place to place. You can pick from a variety of assignments and typically leave one assignment to go to another. Travel Travel nursing career can be a great way to explore the world. You don't need to use your money to travel; your employer will arrange all the expenses for you. You can work on different places and get new cultural experiences while doing your job. Professional Experiences And Growth Opportunities You can choose a variety of working environment ranging from famous research centre to small hospitals and everything in-between. It gives you opportunity to work in different patient populations, peers and clinical environments, which will help you to advance your professional experiences. Working as a travel nurse is impressive on your resume as it conveys flexibility, adaptability, and a strong work ethic. See a place before being a permanent resident If you are thinking about moving somewhere permanently but never had been then travelling nursing is an excellent way for deciding to be a permanent resident. It gives you time to get to know a new city and new working environment before moving permanently. Recruitment Synergy is a Medical Recruitment Agency based on London, UK. Remember us for Locum, temporary and permanent jobs across UK. We also provide Compliance and Migration Consultation services to our candidates.