Press Release: Northern Ireland has the highest physiotherapy vacancy rates in the UK
Vacancy rates for physiotherapy posts in Northern Ireland are currently running in excess of 19% across all Trusts. In one Trust the vacancy rate is over 24%.
Newsfeed: Statement from the Chief Medical Officer - Scottish Government Press Release
Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Chief Medical Officer has resigned from the Scottish Government.
Newsfeed: Changes to protect NHS staff - Scottish Government press release
New pension measures to help NHS Scotland retain highly experienced staff have been announced.
Newsfeed: Innovative new support at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Emergency Department - NHS GGC news update
An innovative new way of working of placing dedicated physiotherapist in the Emergency Department (ED) of Scotland’s largest hospital has been so successful the team has been trebled in size.
News feed: Scottish Health Survey 2018 published - Scottish Government press release
Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released The Scottish Health Survey 2018, providing information on the health, and factors relating to health, of adults and children in Scotland.
The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'
Employers need to do more to address the huge cost of sickness absence in the workplace.
A report by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency published today shows that the sickness absence rate in the civil service for 2018/19 was an average of 12.6 days.
Gabapentin and pregabalin to be reclassified as controlled drugs
Gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified from 1 April 2019, as Schedule 3 controlled drugs. Independent prescribers must review their practices before that date to ensure legal compliance.
Physiotherapy to be offered to new mothers
Improved access to physiotherapy for new mothers is included in a package of measures on maternity care just announced by the government.
Unions agree to pay offer for NHS staff in Wales
All health unions, including the CSP, have agreed to accept a three-year pay offer for NHS staff in Wales following extensive consultation with members.