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New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.

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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.

David Behan

CQC needs to increase inspection workforce by 66pc in one year

The Care Quality Commission is still 559 inspectors short of the total number it thinks it needs by the end of next year.

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Nurse and patient

Exclusive: Staff shortage fuels recruitment of nearly 6,000 overseas nurses

A shortage of registered nurses to fill an increasing number of posts has driven nearly three-quarters of hospital trusts to recruit overseas, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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NHS England to trial employing pharmacists in A&E

The urgent and emergency care review being led by NHS England will conduct a national pilot in the spring to trial employing pharmacists in an emergency department setting.

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Service hit by staff 'exodus' after CCG transfers contract to Circle

One of the biggest teaching trusts in England has been forced to axe its once renowned acute dermatology service following an “exodus” of medical consultants following the transfer of their contract to private provider Circle.

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Student nurse and mentor

Exclusive: Workforce plan sets out second year of nursing growth

Nurse training places will increase for the second consecutive year, HSJ can reveal.

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Sir Mike Richards

Richards: Fit and proper persons test may end up in court

The final parameters of the new fit and proper test for NHS board members could be set in the courts, the chief inspector of hospitals has predicted

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Woman and man talking business

One in three trusts have board level vacancies

One in three trusts have at least one vacancy or interim executive on their board, according to a King’s Fund report based on research by HSJ.

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Lord Willis

Exclusive: Lord Willis reveals plans for the future of nurse education

NHS trusts could be required to provide far more formalised education and training for qualified nurses under radical proposals outlined to HSJ ahead of a major review next year.

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Clock doctor

Exclusive: Agency pay variations revealed

Hospitals across the North West paid the highest rates for locum medical staff, an analysis of expenditure on temporary staff in 2013-14 has indicated.

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Lord Patrick Carter

Carter's procurement review to scrutinise temporary staff costs

A government backed review of NHS procurement has been expanded to examine the “concerning” risk in temporary staff bills, its head has revealed to HSJ.

Jill Finney

CQC agrees half a million pound out of court libel deal

The Care Quality Commission has reached an out of court settlement with its former deputy chief executive who had sued for libel

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Study exposes 'scandalous' state of NHS neurology services

Patients with acute neurological conditions are waiting too long to see specialist consultants amid ‘scandalous’ widespread variations in hospital services across the country, HSJ has learned.

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Open letter in full: Respect for NHS managers

The full text of the open letter calling for a change in attitudes towards NHS managers

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Lecture hall

Exclusive: Database will track doctors' careers to help university selection

Doctors’ entire careers from medical school through to consultant level will be tracked by a database designed to find the best way of selecting and testing doctors

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How crowdsourcing engaged NHS staff in Leeds

Using an online platform to gather staff ideas and opinions

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Immigration Act: Implications for GPs and trusts explained

GPs and trusts to enforce Immigration Act

Networks of support

Networking gives a lifeline to better patient care

How a CCG deployed ‘eco leadership’

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Illustration showing building blocks

Using the building blocks of joined up care

Projects across the country delivering integrated care

Hull Guildhall

Take a multiskilled approach to collaboration

Hull’s future healthcare vision

Shaking hands

Collaboration is at the heart of mental health transformation

How London is sharing expertise and responsibility

A&E sliding puzzle

Solve the A&E puzzle for smarter patient care

People often view hospital as ‘best place’ for treatment

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