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Shortage of skilled workers: Significant need for more nursing staff in Rhineland-Palatinate
Time and again, calculations are made to help us look into the future. The Institute for Labour Market and Educational Research (IAB) has calculated in a model how much nursing staff will be needed in the coming years. Among other things, this is intended to create a basis for policy-makers to make the right decisions… Read More
Number of people in need of care in Germany continues to rise
The number of people in need of long-term care in Germany has continued to rise as expected. According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 4.96 million people in Germany were in need of long-term care at the end of 2021. In December 2019, there were still 4.13 million. The vast majority of these people in… Read More
Your chance: Great demand for physiotherapists in Germany
If you have decided to work as a physiotherapist, you want to actively help people so that they can live their lives without pain and discomfort. This brings satisfaction and is one of the main reasons for choosing this profession. There is currently a great need for physiotherapists throughout Germany, and there will be an… Read More
Specialised Language Examination (FSP) for Nurses (and other Health Professions)
What is in store for you? Anyone who wants to work as a nursing professional in Germany in the future must, in addition to proving their professional competences (through a knowledge test or adaptation course), also take a compulsory language test. This means that a normal B2 language certificate (e.g. from the Goethe Institute or… Read More
Hospital reform: Nurses to work more like doctors
The Federal Ministry of Health is currently working on a fundamental reform of the health care system. The focus is primarily on hospitals and their financing. But other ideas are also being discussed. One proposal is that there should be hospitals that are run entirely by nurses. Even if this would go very far, the… Read More
Corona vaccination obligation to be phased out
Since mid-March 2022, staff in care facilities and hospitals in Germany have had to prove that they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the Corona virus. This regulation also applied to staff in facilities for disabled people, doctors' surgeries, emergency services or maternity facilities. Otherwise, there is the threat of a ban on… Read More
Documentary series accompanied German nursing trainees
The German TV station "MDR" (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) has been broadcasting the documentary series "Die Pflegeklasse" (The Nursing Class) for a short time. You can also watch it on the internet, but unfortunately access is not possible from all countries. The documentary accompanies six young women from Magdeburg who have decided to train as nurses. In&hell Read More
For German hospitals: Lower limits for nursing staff planned in further areas
In Germany, so-called lower staffing limits for nursing staff have been in force for some time in nursing-intensive areas of hospitals. In this way, the legislator wants to ensure that there are always enough qualified staff available in the departments where good care of patients by nursing staff is particularly important. These lower limits must… Read More
Sars-Cov-2: Booster query only for new employees in Bavaria
In Germany, a so-called facility-based vaccination obligation currently applies to all persons working in medical care. This means that hospitals, rehab providers and nursing homes, as employers, must ensure that staff are vaccinated against Corona with vaccines recognised in the EU. From October, even stricter rules for proof of immunity will also apply. Bu Read More
Growing together in the immigration society – The majority of respondents feel connected to Germany
The Bertelsmann Stiftung study published on 29 August 2022 deals with the topics of participation, connectedness and belonging and provides interesting insights into how people with and without an immigrant background perceive living together in the German immigration society. A large majority of over 70 per cent of respondents, both with and without an immi Read More
Up to 30% more pay for nursing staff in care for the elderly
As of this Thursday, September 1, the obligation for nursing homes and outpatient care services to pay their nursing staff according to collective wage agreements takes effect. According to the German Federal Ministry of Health, this will increase salaries by up to 30%. How high the increase in salaries actually turns out to be depends… Read More
Lack of skilled staff at emergency departments of German hospitals.
German hospitals: staff shortage in 99 percent of emergency departments
The German Society of Interdisciplinary Emergency and Acute Medicine DGINA¬† had conducted a survey in July 2022. Now the dramatic result is available. The survey showed: In 86 percent of the houses was a shortage of normal inpatient beds, in 54 percent of intensive care beds and in 48 percent of intermediate care beds (IMC).… Read More
Nurses in intensive care need special skills for operations
3+1 model: shortened further training in intensive care nursing
If you want to work in intensive care in Germany, you have to complete a special further training course in order to then receive the official title of "intensive care specialist" and be allowed to work. One problem: this education and training takes 5.5 years, so it's long. At the same time, the demand for… Read More
Generalistic nursing approach in Germany
Number of nursing apprentices on the rise in Germany
In Germany, the number of trainees in the nursing professions has increased. As the central Federal Statistical Office announced today in Wiesbaden on July 26, around 56,300 people in Germany decided to train as nursing specialists last year. This is five percent more than in the previous year. In total, around 102,00 people were in… Read More
Nursing professionals take over medical activities
In future, nursing professionals will be given more competences in the care of patients. What is already part of everyday life in other countries is now also becoming more common in Germany. In future, qualified nurses will be able to care for people more independently and on their own responsibility if they have diabetes or… Read More
German parliament votes for corona bonuses for nurses
Bundestag passes nursing care bonus law
Good news: the German parliament, known as the Bundestag, passed a law on May 19 to pay a bonus for nursing staff in hospitals and care facilities. It is about 500 million euros each, which will be made available for hospitals as well as care facilities. These will then be paid to the nursing staff.… Read More
Minim salary of nurses in Germany
Minimum wage for care: More money for care workers from 1 April
As of 1 April, the minimum nursing wages have risen slightly. Unskilled nursing assistants now receive a minimum wage of 12.55 euros instead of 12.00 euros per hour. Qualified assistants are now paid a minimum wage of 13.20 euros (previously 12.50 euros). Skilled nursing staff now receive a minimum of 15.40 euros instead of 15.00… Read More
Corona bonus for nurses in Germany, extra money
Senior citizens’ home may release unvaccinated employees from work
A nursing home in Hesse is allowed to release two employees who have not been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 from work. This was the decision of the local labour court in a summary proceeding. On 12 April, the competent court had rejected the applications of a residential area manager and a nursing specialist for employment with… Read More
Welcome to the Signite News!
This is the very first news from Signite. In the future, interesting, important and sometimes funny things will be published here at irregular intervals - above all, but not only for nurses. We want to keep you informed and up to date about things you might not otherwise notice: because you don't yet surf German… Read More