HSJ's workforce and mental health reporter.
Blog Posts (5)
The government says many public sector workers will be better off under the changes to the pension scheme. How does this apply to the average NHS employee?
The web is awash with commentary on Daniel Hannan’s incendiary comments on the NHS, thanks to the Twitter army.
Today I interviewed master of spin Alastair Campbell, who was speaking at the NHS Confederation conference in Liverpool.
I wonder what the NHS will make of Baroness Young’s announcement that the Care Quality Commission wants to “do a number” on failing organisations. It’s the kind of shadowy threat you’d expect from a Martin ...
Thanks to recent HSJ articles about workplace bullying in the NHS, the newsdesk has started to feel more like a Samaritans service.
Charlotte Santry contributes to:
Comment on: Redundancy payouts to average £48,000
The 1.5 times salary multiplier is the calculation used by the DH. The footnotes to the coordinating documents in the impact assessment explain this is "a high end estimate - this is because redundancy packages are more attractive to higher paid, longer serving staff." The multiplier for DH salary is x2.
Comment on: PCT manager costs vary widely
The full list is now attached as en excel spreadsheet. Please click on the link on the right, listed underneath "related files".
Comment on: NHS Confed trustees ‘misled’ over failed scheme
The report is marked "confidential" but was obtained by HSJ. The NHS Confederation, which is not subject to FOI requests, has not made it publicly available.