Quarterly Awards

Total Assist is a leader in the Medical Recruitment sector; we aim to make all employees feel rewarded for their hard work and efforts as much as possible. Every 3 months, our Quarterly Awards takes place to make our team feel appreciated for achieving outstanding results, encouraging growth or for being an exceptional team member. […]

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Are GP working hours safe?

Leading official lays bare GP concerns GP and senior Care Quality Commission official Professor Steve Field has stated that GP’s working hours will need to be closely monitored to ensure the safety of patients and the well being of staff. The chief inspector of family doctors in England has also warned against the rising demands […]

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NHS staff to strike over pay

68% of workers favour a strike Two thirds of NHS workers under the Unison healthcare union have voted in favour of strike action over pay. 68% of the nurses, healthcare assistants, porters and doctors said they were prepared to strike, whilst 88% voted for industrial action short of a strike. Three other unions – the […]

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79% of whistleblowers are being bullied

Can an open complaints culture be achieved within the NHS? Campaigners are still striving for a more open whistleblowing culture for NHS staff, as employees wishing to raise complaints are continually coming up against problems, such as bullying. Despite public inquiries recommending the promotion of whistleblowing, campaigning group Patients’ First believe that a ‘culture of fear’ […]

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Industry expert says there’s a bumpy ride ahead for the NHS workforce

Lexington Health Associate Director shares her interpretation of the current healthcare workforce scene As someone who used to work at the NHS Confederation, a membership organisation for senior leaders in the NHS, I heard Trust chief executives and senior directors talk all the time about what challenges they were tackling in their organisations. By far […]

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More nurses won’t help NHS, claims leading editor

Health Service Journal editor says a well staffed ward is no assurance of good healthcare Health Service Journal (HSJ) editor Alastair McLellan believes that the sight of a fully staffed hospital ward could be a “dangerous fallacy” leading to assumptions about good patient care. In the short term, Mr McLellan agrees that boosting nurse recruitment is […]

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