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Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust’s policy for dealing with bullying and harassment is ‘not fit for purpose’, an independent review has found.

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Exclusive: Royal college exposes widespread rota gaps on paediatric wards

More than one in 10 hospital rotas for paediatricians in the UK have vacancies, with some hospitals seeing vacancies of almost a quarter in specialist units.


Treasury says some workers could be denied 1pc pay rise

Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.  

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Len Fenwick

Outside scrutiny has become ‘unforgiving’, warns longest serving NHS chief

The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.

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Roundup: FT finances by numbers

Over recent weeks, HSJ has been looking at the state of the foundation trust sector’s finances and highlighting key figures and trends. Here is a roundup of some the talking points from our series.

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Royal College of Nursing

Nurses could 'walk away' from NHS over pay restraint

Nurses could ‘walk away’ from the NHS in the face of four more years of pay restraint, the new chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has told HSJ.

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National officials tell hospitals seven day service priorities

Hospitals have been told by national officials to focus on improving access to medical consultants and diagnostic services as part of efforts to improve care for NHS patients at weekends.

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FT finance: Winners and losers of education and training income

We reveal the biggest winners and losers of education and training income since 2012-13.

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NHS Employers: BMA has 'staggering lack of understanding'

NHS Employers has accused the British Medical Association junior doctors committee of ‘a staggering lack of understanding’ over the proposals to change medical contracts.

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Royal Courts of Justice

Trial date set for trust facing corporate manslaughter charge

The first NHS trust to be charged with corporate manslaughter following the death of a patient will stand trial in January.


Trusts will be allowed to breach agency spending cap

NHS trusts will be allowed to breach a proposed cap on agency spending if they need to ensure wards are safely staffed, Monitor has said.

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BMA pulls out of junior doctor contract talks

The British Medical Association has walked out of talks with NHS Employers over junior doctors contracts.

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Exclusive: NHS Employers lobbies Home Office over immigration rules

Nurses recruited from outside the EU are having their visa applications to work in the NHS rejected and new immigration rules are prompting some NHS nurses to resign, HSJ has been told.

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700 jobs at risk as NHS England signs £330m Capita deal

NHS England has completed a £330m, seven year deal to outsource primary care support services to Capita, putting more than 700 jobs at risk.

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BMA outlines 'three major issues’ over contract changes

The British Medical Association has set out its main concerns over the proposed changes to medical contracts being sought by the government and NHS Employers.

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RCN claims victory on unsocial hours pay for BMI Healthcare employees

The Royal College of Nursing has said that it has secured a deal with the private provider BMI Healthcare for better unsocial hours weekend rates for clinical staff.


When a year long programme became a confidence booster

Learning the leadership skills to give voice to patient concerns

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Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg

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New care models are a fresh call for leadership

Leave the past and move ahead

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Clinical leadership

Clinical leadership should be everyone's business

What a true clinical leader is

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