By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.



Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust

New study into impact of staffing levels on patient care

UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.

Comments (1)

NICE makes U-turn over publishing safe staffing guidance

Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Comments (25)

NHS Improvement to establish succession plan for top 200 leaders

The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.

Comments (8)

Nurses pushing trollley

Exclusive: Hospitals fail to hit staffing targets despite recruitment drive

The ability of NHS acute trusts to employ sufficient numbers of nurses on hospital wards has worsened this year compared with 2014 despite record levels of recruitment, HSJ can reveal.

Comments (17)

Patent in hospital bed being seen by nurse

Interactive: How your trust is performing on staffing levels

HSJ’s analysis of the proportion of nursing shifts filled according to acute hospitals’ own staffing plans, as reported in the ‘safe staffing’ data collected by NHS England.

Group of clinical professionals talking

Rise in hospitals using ‘risky’ 12 hour shifts for nurses

There has been an increase in the use of 12 hour nursing shifts that potentially put care quality at risk, according a review commissioned by England’s chief nursing officer.

Comments (18)

Phil Morley

Exclusive: Hunt says hospital chief found ‘fit and proper’

The health secretary has said that a hospital chief executive has been assessed as ‘fit and proper’, after regulators considered a series of serious concerns against him.

Comments (14)


HEE review: Primary care should be favoured for running community nursing

A series of recommendations have been set out by a major review of primary care workforce commissioned by Health Education England.

Bruce Keogh

Keogh: New research confirms 'weekend effect' on mortality

NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh will shortly publish research showing a ‘weekend effect’ in NHS services including higher mortality, he told MPs today.

Comments (5)

Simon Stevens

Eights lessons from MPs' quizzing of Simon Stevens

How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.

Comments (14)

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt issues ultimatum to BMA over seven day working

Jeremy Hunt will today give doctors an ultimatum over seven day working as part of a major speech setting his intended direction for the service for the next 25 years.

Comments (15)


Hunt speech: Health secretary sets out '25 year vision'

Jeremy Hunt has promised ‘more transparency in return for fewer targets’ in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.

Comments (6)

Bruce Keogh

Professional codes 'fit for purpose', Keogh reports

The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose - but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the NHS medical director has reported.

Mike Durkin image

New body takes over NHS England safety responsibilities

NHS England’s safety function will be moved to the new combined provider regulation body NHS Improvement.

Busy hospital

Pay review says doctors should lose weekend opt-out

There is a ‘compelling’ case for seven day services in the NHS and medical consultants should lose their contractual opt-out for weekend work, according to an independent pay review.


Rose review: Health Education England to take over Leadership Academy

Health Education England is to take over responsibility for the NHS Leadership Academy, the health secretary confirmed today.

Comments (10)


When a year long programme became a confidence booster

Learning the leadership skills to give voice to patient concerns

Comments (1)


Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg

Group of small goldfish following a larger goldfish

New care models are a fresh call for leadership

Leave the past and move ahead

Comments (4)

Clinical leadership

Clinical leadership should be everyone's business

What a true clinical leader is

Comments (1)


How to achieve a 'one team' culture despite outsourcing

An efficient collaborative culture

Comments (1)

Sign up to get the latest health policy news direct to your inbox