Hundreds of student nurses are facing completing the current academic year without further loan payments after an administrative error from the Student Loans Company (SLC). In a letter sent by the SLC, students from at least nine universities in England have been told they will receive no more loan instalments after the body mistakenly overpaid on some students’ loan payments earlier this year.
The vacancy rate for Scottish-based nurses working in primary care increased in 2017, despite the number of FTE nurses also increasing. The latest Primary Care Workforce Survey for Scotland found that the vacancy rate increased from 1.6% of total contracted hours in 2013 to 2.4% in 2017. This was seen alongside an increase of 9% in the number of FTE nurses employed at GP practices over the same time period – from 1,420 in 2013 to 1,541 in 2017.
Nurses could get a pay rise of 6.5% over three years, but only if they give up one day of holiday in return. The proposal will see nurses on Agenda for Change receive a pay rise of 3% in 2018/19, followed by rises of 1-2% in 2019/20 and 2020/21. In a report in The Guardian, it is claimed that the total package is worth £3.3bn and will be formally put forward to staff later in March.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".