Doctors yesterday warned the NHS is “stretched to its very limit” after a dramatic rise in nursing vacancies in NHS Grampian and NHS Highland.
The goodwill of nurses is “being abused” while the Government fails to solve the NHS staffing crisis, the head of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will say.
A birth centre in Aberdeen has reopened after successfully tackling midwife shortages.
A campaign designed to strengthen the NHS Scotland workforce will head north this weekend.
Health boards in the north and north-east are still struggling to attract nurses despite offering generous packages.
Health chiefs have warned that a tourist boom has made it difficult to recruit part-time nurses on Skye for shifts - because so many are involved in the holiday business.
A medical team serving remote islands in Orkney has been reinstated after a ‘mystery’ five month suspension.
Nurses in the north and north-east could still be owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay, it has emerged.
Today is International Nurses Day – and to celebrate the ARCHIE Foundation has released a very special video. Staff from Aberdeen Children Hospital, Maternity Hospital and Neo-Natal Unit feature in the clip – and reveal their hidden talents.
Shock new figures reveal NHS Grampian’s spending on agency theatre nursing staff has soared from zero to more than £1million in the past five years.
Every day thousands of nurses across the north-east leave their families to care for our loved ones, and are facing what the Red Cross has deemed to be a humanitarian crisis in our health service.
Attacked by patients on understaffed wards, hospitals at breaking point… North-east nurses speak out
NHS Grampian nurses fear they are putting patient' safety at risk because they are being left "physically and mentally exhausted" working on understaffed wards.
Health chiefs at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have taken on 100 new graduates from Robert Gordon University to help tackle the hospital's shortage of contract nurses.
The number of trainee nurses and midwives is to be increased by 3% as part of long-term plans to overcome shortages.
NHS workers fear patients are being put at risk by a new system for calling in nurses to cover absences and vacancies in north hospitals.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has unveiled plans to tax people who live in homes worth more than £2million to fund an extra 1,000 NHS nurses.
Nurses in the Highlands are being called on to do the work of doctors as part of a bid to claw back £22.4million of savings.
Spending on temporary nurses and GPs in Grampian has spiralled by more than £3million as health bosses continue to battle a recruitment crisis.
They are the ever present caretakers of the ill and vulnerable and have brought the sick and weary back to health for generations.