Following the Brexit negotiations, it has been observed that there has been a sharp reduction in the number of EU nurses applying in the UK to practice. The figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) enumerate that only 46 nurses from EU have registered in the UK in April 2017. This means that the number of applications has dropped by 96% when compared to June 2016. … More An Alarming Drop (by 96%) in EU Nurse Applicants in the UK
Earlier this year, the majority of NHS staff including midwives, paramedics, cleaners, and radiographers were given a rise of 1%. This decision was opposed by the unions because the rise amounts to less £5 per week when calculated. … More Labor Party’s Promises – A wave of relief for the Nursing Staff
“The agency have consistently achieved 100% compliance score since commencing on the framework. It is clear to see that The Flame Lily invests a lot of time and effort into their compliance function, which is evident by their consistent score” – as per the Neuven Solutions audit report. … More Addicted to being a Platinum star!
Dear The Flame Lily Healthcare Member, Following pressure from the Royal College of Nursing, NHS Improvement have decided to ‘pause’ the introduction of the new agency rules which prevent substantive staff from working as agency staff. These rules were due to come in to force tomorrow (1st April). It has written to trusts today telling … More NHS Improvement to ‘pause’ the introduction of the new agency rules
It was smooth sailing until April 2016, when NMC gave a head up to the revalidation policy. A policy that wasn’t just an amendment to PREP but something that was built on the requirements of it. … More Revalidation? The Flame Lily is a spot!
Type 2 diabetes has been spreading across England at an alarming rate over the past few decades. Taking care of a diabetes patient involves a multidisciplinary team approach. … More Helping England Overcome Type 2 Diabetes
The fall of 2015 saw an exemplary rise in the American healthcare, when thousands stood up for the nurses. Kelly Johnson, a former Miss America pageant aspirant and runner-up, got up on stage in a “scrubs” costume and performed a two-minute monologue. The performance was inspired by her experience as a nurse, when she was … More The Endless Misery of the NHS: What needs to be done?
In an effort to increase the quality of medical and nursing staff in the country, the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) has decided to amend the International English Language Testing System IELTS requirements for nurses and midwives coming from overseas and within the European Economic Area. Previously, the aspirants needed to achieve a Level 7 in … More IELTS criterion adjusted to facilitate international employment in the NHS
Brexit – a term that, in the past one year, has evoked countless debates, arguments, discussions, fears and hopes across the UK like no other. With the referendum on whether the UK should leave or stay in the European Union going to polls in less than a week from now, the debate has become more … More Brexit and Its Impact on Our Nurses
The Government, in an effort to cut down on costs and to bring back nurses into the NHS fold had introduced a pay cap on the amount that an agency could charge for a healthcare professional. The cap came into force in November 2015, at which time the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had said that … More Is Patient Safety Being Compromised Due to The Pay Cap?