NHS England has been threatened with a mass unfair dismissal claim over plans to make around 900 commissioning staff redundant, HSJ has learned.
A claim of constructive dismissal brought by a former Care Quality Commission inspector who blew the whistle to the Francis inquiry will be heard next week.
NHS England has instructed commissioning support units not to offer voluntary redundancy to employees as they undertake a redundancy programme to cut 300 jobs.
Hospital managers should “over-recruit” nursing staff by 10 per cent in order to ensure the best quality care for patients, according to a former nurse who now leads one of the UK’s leading acute trusts.
Specialist emergency care doctors should be paid more to work in struggling hospitals, MPs have suggested.
Dirty stethoscopes may be helping to spread dangerous bugs around GP surgeries and hospital wards, a study suggests.
NHS England’s national director for human resources and organisational development has confirmed to HSJ she is leaving the organisation.
Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found.
Monitor’s capacity to regulate foundation trusts in difficulty may come under “unsustainable pressure” due to the growth in risk across the sector, the National Audit Office has found.
A third of hospital trusts in England are failing to comply with safety regulations designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses and other frontline staff, according to latest research.
There has been an improvement in communication between senior managers and staff after the issue was highlighted in the Francis report, according to the results of the NHS Staff Survey, published today.
The head of NHS Employers has used an HSJ article to call for a debate about how to ensure a “smooth exit” from the era of health service pay restraint and possibly introduce a “living wage”.
The health secretary has appointed the man credited with turning around the fortunes of high street giant Marks & Spencer to lead a major review of NHS management.
Jeremy Hunt has said some NHS posts warrant a higher wage than that paid to the prime minister.
There have already been nearly 50 leadership changes at the 14 hospital trusts placed in “special measures” last year, new figures show.
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