NHS England has an “unfunded cost pressure” for 2014-15, which sources have linked to a large-scale redundancy programme it failed to finish last year.
One of the largest healthcare unions Unison is to ballot its 460,000 health members over plans to take industrial action – including strike action – following the government’s imposed pay deal.
A senior director at outsourcing giant Serco is to step down from her role to become the chief executive of the Huntercombe Group, a hospital and specialist care centre provider.
A major review of nurse training in England will be launched next month to help push up standards of patient care, Health Service Journal can reveal.
The threat of industrial action by health workers over pay will come closer this week amid public support for higher wages in the NHS.
A new study has found the proportion of senior NHS positions held by people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds has barely changed in eight years, with progress towards better representation labelled as “glacial”.
Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target did not improve in 2013-14, despite a huge political focus on the issue, as emergency admissions reached record levels, HSJ analysis has found.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, HSJ can reveal.
Rules aimed at ensuring doctors do not work long hours are leading to cancelled operations and clinics for patients, a government-ordered review has found.
The Department of Health plans to change the law to allow chairs of NHS trusts to serve on the boards of more than one organisation, in a move it says could smooth the takeover process for unsustainable providers.
The largest healthcare union has warned of a “winter of unrest for the NHS” as it revealed plans to ballot members for industrial action.
The government’s decision to impose a pay deal on NHS staff will nevertheless cost the service an extra £150m a year, NHS Employers has told HSJ.
Ambulance crews should carry body-worn CCTV cameras to prevent thousands of ‘disgraceful’ assaults on frontline staff each year, according to a new report.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to properly investigate 17 former nurses at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust according to an audit by the Professional Standards Authority.
Stephen Dorrell among panel members
A register of poorly performing NHS directors is to be set up and maintained by the Care Quality Commission to prevent “unfit” managers working and moving between health and care providers.
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