Nurses will be handed £1,000 each to spend on career development to stop them quitting

Mail Online | 9/2/2019 | Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail
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Nurses are being given £1,000 each to spend on their career development to stop them quitting the NHS.

The Government is promising the funding in an additional £210million for frontline health staff in what could be seen as another pre-election bribe.

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The money is specifically aimed at improving the training of nurses and midwives to enhance patient care and keep staff motivated.

Many staff currently have to pay for courses out of their own pockets as NHS professional development budgets have been cut in recent years.

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Under the plans – to be officially unveiled in tomorrow’s spending review – 440,000 nurses, midwives and support staff will have access to a £1,000 pot every three years.

This can only be spent on their professional development, such as a course on prescribing powerful drugs or better care for dementia patients.

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Nurses are also required to do 35 hours of training every three years to ensure their skills are up-to-date in order to...
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