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.


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.


Top 6 Mistakes Candidates Make on Their CV

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a summary of a person's experience and qualification which is usually prepared for job applications. A good resume quickly and briefly introduce your qualification and experiences to your potential employee. It will demonstrate your suitability for the job. Recruitment agencies often ask for your CV to be submitted at the time of registration so they could send it to the employers companies who are seeking for your kind of skills. Having a perfect CV will increase your chances to get your desired job. But most of the candidates make simple mistakes in their CV which lessen the chance of getting their desired job. So, here are some common mistakes candidate make in their resume and its solutions to avoid them. Including inappropriate personal information Normally, recruiters spend very little time on your personal details. So, it is irrelevant to include personal information like your religion, political preferences, height, weight, hobbies, your social life etc. in your resume. You just include the personal details that are appropriate such as name, address, age, sex, marital status etc. Recruiters don’t have time to read through the details of your personal life. So, even if you are qualified for the job, you may find your application rejected. Therefore, include the personal details which are relevant to your work profile. Poor spelling and grammar It is one of the big mistakes often found in CV. Candidates make their own assumption on grammar and spelling, and send it to the recruiters. If your resume is not grammatically perfect and have a poor spelling, then recruiter will look at you as a slack and no one would like to hire such careless person. So, before sending your CV, check spelling and grammar thoroughly. Ask your friends, colleagues or an English graduate to check it over for you if you are not 100% confident.  Improper fonts and colors When choosing your resume font, make use of simple font which is easy to read. The most preferred fonts in CV are Arial, Times New Roman and Verdana at font size of 10 or 12. Do not use any colors, backgrounds, ornate borders, crazy font and other crazy formatting in the CV. You should use same front throughout your resume and make use of bullets point which will make the document easy to scan and more likely to catch somebody’s eye.  Not explaining gaps If you have any gap in your career then it is better to explain it in your CV. The reason can be anything like travel, study, volunteering, time off to look after the children etc. just write a line or two to explain the gap. If your gap is not properly explained, then recruiters may jump to other candidate. Fake information Do not make any false claims and include lies in your CV. If you lie about things and found out, then you will awfully lose chances of getting the job. So, be honest and include the information that are real. Also, try to avoid unverifiable information that could hold a grudge against your earlier employers.  Improper email addresses Research shows that 76% of the CVs are ignored because of the improper e-mail address which expresses a lack of professionalism. E-mail addresses like lazysod@..., cutegal @... are good when you communicate with your friends, but not for your potential employers. So, make use of those e-mail address id which sound professional in your CV. 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.


NHS Digital Endorses “Every Nurse An E-Nurse” Campaign

On 21st August, NHS Digital has launched its first ever e-nursing week in support of the campaign to re-educate the National Health Service workforce for a digital future. It has also endorsed the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) campaign “Every nurse an e-nurse”, and has promised to play a supporting role in recognising its ambition. NHS Digital said that it is going to focus on different aspects of e-nursing, including use of technology at patient’s bedsides, digital security, data sharing and the role of apps and wearables. NHS Digital, the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care estimates that in many settings nurses provide 80% of patient care and they are often the clinicians controlling the way in using latest technology, and creating innovative ways of improving care using new digital tools. Technology such as electronic observations, e-medicines and electronic patient records can play a major part in getting better outcomes, experiences and use of resources. The chief nurse of NHS Digital, Anne Cooper said that the RCN is absolutely right to be placing such a priority on guaranteeing nurses across the NHS have the tools, skills and resources they need to make the best use of technology and act as effective e-nurses. She further added that NHS Digital’s products and services are helping to transform many of the facets of nursing, midwifery and care across the country. The chief executive and general secretary of the RCN, Janet Davies said the college is “pleased to be working with NHS Digital for the benefit of the whole nursing workforce, and their patients”. 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.


Top Mobile Apps for Medical Practitioners

In this age of information technology, smartphones are used everywhere and most of our action is carried out through it. People have become more health- conscious these days and they are taking the advantages of healthcare apps in smartphones to manage and improve their health. These healthcare apps basically focus on two end users; medical professional and general user. Healthcare professional are taking benefits of different healthcare apps in order to improve their day-to-day medical practice. There are varied medical apps that meet different requirements of medical professional and even the normal users. Here are listed some of the top mobile apps for medical practitioners. Epocrates Epocrates is one of the top medical app with the highest number of users. This app is used by medical practitioners to review drug prescribing and safety information, find other consults and referrals, perform quick calculation like BMI and GFR, select health insurance formularies for drug coverage information and access to medical news and research. It is available for both iOS and android, and most of the content is free. To access extra info and functionality like clinical practice guidelines, lab guides, alternative medication and disease information users are required to have an in-app purchase of Epocrates Essentials for $159.99 a year. Doximity Doximity is an app for social networking platform for doctors which is available in both mobile and desktop users. Physician can use doximity to communicate with other doctors in the network, read custom-curated medical news, and career management. The app is available in both iOS and android version and it is free to download but requires sign up for membership in the network which is also free. Read by QxMD Medical professional are busy and have limited time to read medical journal. Read by QxMD is an app which provide medical literatures and journals in a magazine format. It allows user to keep up-to-date with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. It also allows to download studies, journals and articles and let them share with your colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook. This app is also available in both iOS and android and it’s free. Figure 1 Healthcare professional use figure 1 to give feedback on rare condition and share them to help each other on medical cases. This app provides facilities like automatic face blocking and removal of identification information for patient privacy. You can learn about rare textbook cases and sharpen your medical knowledge. This app is free to download and can be used in both iOS and Android. 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 to our candidates.


Government Unveils Plans To Create 21,000 New Mental Health Posts

The government has unveiled plans to expand National Health Service (NHS) mental health services. On 31st July 2017, the Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised £1.3bn funding to provide England with 21,000 more mental health staff, such as nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, peer support workers and other mental health professionals, to ease bed occupancy rates and reduce waiting times. The aim of the plan is to treat an extra 1 million people by 2021, provide mental health services 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and properly integrate mental and physical health services. The Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS managers have welcomed the announcement, but the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the plans did not add up, and more "hard cash" would be needed if the new staff were to be trained in time. Jeremy Hunt said that the plans are ambitions to motivate 4,000 psychiatrists into the workforce, 2,000 more professionals for children’s and young people’s mental health and 3,000 staff dedicated to depression and anxiety services. Danny Mortimer, the Chief executive of NHS Employers said it is always welcome that the government is setting this impressive ambition and investment in the mental health workforce. He further added that if these nurses were going to be ready in time, they would be starting training next month. Dr Gary Wannan, the deputy chair of the BMA Consultants Committee said that the mental health provision has been historically underfunded, so commitments to bring the funding and accessibility of psychiatric services into line with physical health are 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 usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.