New Year Health Sector News Snippets

Job Shortages for Newly Qualified Nurses in Scotland

Qualifying nurses in Scotland who cannot find work are entitled to a place on a scheme offering them a twelve months temporary contract. But the scheme is becoming overwhelmed as the number of requests for places has nearly quadrupled since last year, and is still rising.

Source: Glasgow Herald

New Nursing Section on NHS Careers

Careers information website NHS Careers have launched a new specialist section on careers in nursing It includes material on careers options and pathways, videos and real life stories.

Statutory Indemnity Insurance for Healthcare Professionals

All healthcare professionals will soon be required by law to purchase their own personal indemnity insurance if it has not been provided by their employer.

Source: Health Workforce Bulletin

Careers in the Voluntary Sector?

Skills for Health have recently produced a brochure promoting opportunities in the voluntary sector.