• Statements

    Statement on ethical overseas recruitment practices

    We are aware of an email circulating, in which a GP practice nurse involved in the recruitment process of another GP practice nurse, appeared to respond to an application from a Nigerian nurse using the words “another one but again Nigerian x”. Whilst we welcome the decision from both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the relevant CCG to investigate the matter, we wish to take this opportunity to highlight the situation many Nigerian and other internationally recruited nurses are facing. Despite the UK government aligning with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical international recruitment, many nurses are still arriving from overseas and struggling to gain employment. The…

  • Tweetchats

    Tweetchat: The impact of the COVID19 pandemic upon women in nursing

    For International Nurses Day on May 12th, we’ll be hosting a tweetchat focussing on how the COVID19 pandemic has affected women in nursing. When: 12/05/2021 at 20:00 Where: Twitter via @FeministRCN Nursing Notes UK recently reported on a recent poll of 1,200 NHS staff from the NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network, which showed a “significant rise in women working across health and care reporting a negative impact from their work on their mental and physical health.” The poll found that caring responsibilities have increased for women in particular, increased negative impact of work upon their mental and physical health and that they felt less safe discussing this with their managers.…