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Number of NHS nursing staff hits record levels

The numbers of qualified nursing staff recruited by the NHS in England has reached record levels, with numbers increasing by more than 3,000 in a single month.

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Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned

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NHS 111 would be handed over to ambulance services under Labour

Ambulance services would take over the running of the non-emergency 111 telephone service under a Labour government, Andy Burnham has revealed.

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NHS staff on picket line

NHS strike action suspended after new pay offer

NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike planned for Thursday, with the government appearing to give in to demands for a 1 per cent pay rise to all non-medical staff.

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Labour commits to independent NHS pay review process

A Labour government would draw up a new agreement with the NHS workforce including a commitment not to renege on staff pay recommendations, the party has promised.

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Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed he wants health and wellbeing boards to be accountable for new ‘year of care budgets’ which would cover the ‘health and social care needs’ of those ‘at the greatest risk of hospitalisation’, but added that the funds would ‘be paid to an NHS preferred provider’.

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Trusts forced to look overseas to plug paramedic gaps

Ambulance services across England are looking overseas to fill gaps in their paramedic workforce as trusts grapple with vacancy rates as high as 25 per cent, HSJ research has found.

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Regulator receives first ‘fit and proper person' complaints

A mass referral of more than 20 senior NHS managers has been made to the Care Quality Commission in what will be the first test of the new ‘fit and proper person’ regulations, HSJ can reveal.

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Jonathan Fielden

CQC rejects accusations of Hinchingbrooke bias

The leaders of the Care Quality Commission team that rated Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust ‘inadequate’ today issued a strong rejection of claims that their inspection was biased.

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Exclusive: NHS England to probe costs of seven day services

Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.

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NICE recommends minimum A&E nurse staffing ratios

Hospitals should ensure they meet minimum nurse to patient ratios in accident and emergency departments according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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CSU boss exonerated by NHS England inquiry

An inquiry into the governance of a commissioning support unit and the conduct of its managing director has found ‘no adverse issues’, NHS England has told HSJ.

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Hilary Cass

Exclusive: NHS children's services 'not fit for purpose'

The NHS’s failure to reconfigure children’s services, has left it with a model of care not fit for purpose, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has told HSJ.

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Samantha Jones

New care model proposals 'must involve patients'

Proposals to develop new health and social care models will need to demonstrate meaningful clinical and patient involvement to get NHS England support, HSJ has been told.

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Exclusive: NHS Employers reveals plans to overhaul contracts

Proposals to enable the NHS to deliver seven day services have been unveiled by NHS Employers. It includes an overhaul of medical contracts and how much staff are paid for weekend and evening work.

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Uncertainty for dermatology patients as acute service faces axe

Concerns have been raised about ongoing uncertainty over arrangements for emergency dermatology patients at a major teaching hospital, just a month before the service is set to be axed.

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It started with a tweet: how social media sparked a campaign for change

Twitter turns a ‘tiny idea’ into a national campaign

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boardroom technology

Boardroom to front line: Tech advances have benefits across the NHS

The potential to improve governance and patient care


Taking the forward view from the bottom up

Effective change happens from the bottom up

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Jenny Rogers

Rising Stars: Seven lessons from an executive coach to sustain leadership energy

How do emerging leaders maintain their early promise?

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Change challenge: Finding new ways of driving change

Enabling bottom-up change is key

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