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The average age of maternity staff is increasing. Last year was the first year on record that there were more than 1,000 midwives over the age of 60 working across the UK. With many due for retirement, alarm bells are starting to ring over how the NHS service will continue with such a collapse in numbers of experienced staff.

Half of employers expect to increase staff levels over next year

Almost six out of ten companies surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in September said they intended to hire more permanent staff between now and Christmas. The latest JobsOutlook also reports a jump from 43 percent to 50 percent in the proportion of employers that expect their permanent headcount to increase over the next…

Flexible staffing key solution in an NHS under pressure says REC Healthcare

David Cameron recently stated there is still a “long way to go” to raise standards of care in the NHS amidst a flurry of reports of a health service in crisis. He indicated that improving care is one of his top priorities for 2013; ensuring that patients experience dignity, respect and suitable nutrition whilst being…