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Black Nurses miss out on Top NHS Jobs

Black Nurses miss out on Top NHS Jobs – Report from Nursing Standard finds shortfall in numbers holding senior positions

BLACK NURSES are not being promoted to top jobs within the NHS despite making up a fifth of the workforce, a report has found.

The Nursing Standard, the UK’s leading nursing journal, compiled the data after sending Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 40 NHS trusts.

It discovered that at eight of the 40 organisations there were no black or ethnic minority (BME) nurses in most senior  ‘Band 8′ positions which pay between £46,621 to £97,478.

Department of Health figures show that 94 per cent of nursing directors in 140 NHS trusts across England are white.

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Voice Online | 14th November 2012

London Councils spend £23 million telling us about them

London councils spent more than £23 million on publicity last year, including on free newspapers.

A Freedom of Information request revealed that a third of boroughs in the capital spent more than £1 million.

Tower Hamlets, one of London’s poorest boroughs, topped the list with a bill of £3.2 million, according to its budget documents.

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Pippa Crerar and Anthony Kimber | Evening Standard | 14th November 2012

South Yorkshire Police staff morale low, survey finds

In figures disclosed after a Freedom of Information Act request by the BBC, more than 1,200 staff said morale at work was “low” or “very low”.

The survey was conducted in March, six months before a damning report into South Yorkshire Police failings over the Hillsborough disaster.

The force said it was working with staff to tackle the issues raised.

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BBC | 14th November 2012

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