Your future nurses infographic

NHS Employers, October 2017
Until recently, the routes to developing registered nurses within the workforce have been limited, with the university degree being the main way to train this group of staff.  The introduction of the nursing degree apprenticeship gives a new opportunity for employers to train nurses, while the creation of the new nursing associate role can help to be a bridge between healthcare assistants and graduate registered nurses. This infographic provides a resource to support employers to make the most of the new and existing routes into nursing.

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Mental health at work: the business costs ten years on

Centre for Mental Health, September 2017

This report updates a calculation made ten years ago, when mental health problems in the UK workforce were estimated to cost employers almost £26 billion. It finds that the cost is now £34.9 billion as a result of inflation and a rise in the size of the workforce since 2007. This means that mental health problems cost £1,300 for every employee in the UK economy.  The report finds that by far the largest part of the business cost is in the form of reduced productivity among people who are at work but unwell: or ‘presenteeism’. This costs businesses twice as much as sickness absence relating to poor mental health. The remainder of the cost relates to turnover – people leaving their jobs as a result of poor mental health.

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Returning to practice

Health & Care Professions Council, June 2017

This guidance outlines the requirements for coming back on to the HCPC register for people who have taken a break from practice or are considering taking a break. Registrants who have been out of practice for more than two years, and wish to return, are required to update their knowledge and skills in order to resume safe and effective practice.

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Caring by design

Timewise, June 2017

This report sets out a series of recommendations for industry, care providers and policymakers to help solve the social care system’s recruitment and retention crisis. The report argues that more flexible job design, rather than just a skills solution, is needed in order to improve the quality of care and provide a cost-efficient solution for employers who are significantly reducing the cost of staff turnover.

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Employment and Mental Health

Royal College of Psychiatrists, April 2017

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has for many years highlighted the importance of mental health and employment.

UK national policy is paying increasing attention to health, mental health and employment. Responding to a growing number of national policies and initiatives, the College has enhanced its coverage of relevant concerns of social psychiatry, mental health and employment.

This report outlines the main priorities and activities of the College in the area of mental health and employment.

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