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David Behan

CQC recruitment difficulties threaten inspection targets

The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive.

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Exclusive: Eight Morecambe Bay midwives face NMC action

Eight midwives who worked for the foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action

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Video: Hunt hails NHS for ‘rising’ to post-Francis challenge at HSJ Awards

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has hailed the health service for “rising magnificently” to the challenges presented in the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire two years ago.

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CQC falls well short of targets after safeguarding errors

The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.

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Andrew Ridley

CSU boss appointed NHS England regional director

A former commissioning support unit boss has been appointed NHS England’s regional director for the south

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Guidance falls short on anti-bullying rules

New guidance that demands doctors and nurses are open about their mistakes does not include an explicit warning against staff obstructing or bullying their colleagues, sparking concern from campaigners.

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NHS England extends drive for equality in senior posts

NHS England’s drive to boost the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions will be followed by an equalities push on disability, sexual orientation and gender, its head of equality has said

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Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds

A psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case.

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Mike Bewick

Primary care 'in foothills' of modernisation, says NHS England director

Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices

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HSJ reveals healthcare’s BME Pioneers

Clinicians, managers, patient advocates and diversity champions are among the names on HSJ’s second BME Pioneers list

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Senior DH official: trusts ‘need’ IT directors at board level  

Hospital trusts ‘need’ chief information officers on their boards and should treat IT as a leadership function instead of a back office one, Will Cavendish has said

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Hospital nursing posts dip for second month in a row

The numbers of nursing staff employed in NHS hospitals has dipped for the second month in a row for the first time since the start of the “Francis effect” on nurse recruitment

Daniel Poulter

Ministers take first steps to imposing contract deal on doctors

Ministers have taken the first step towards imposing a contract deal on medical consultants and junior doctors

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Majority of HR managers would support imposing a contract on doctors

Most NHS senior human resources directors would support the imposition of national employment contracts on medical staff, an HSJ survey has found

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Exclusive survey: HR managers back end to pay restraint

NHS staff should be awarded a pay rise in line with inflation beyond 2015-16, according to a poll of HR managers by HSJ

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Gill Bellord

NHS Employers: Reform of pay systems remain a priority

The struggle for favourable working conditions goes on

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The future for specialists is beyond a hospital’s four walls

Specialists can support and train GPs and nurses

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Schwartz rounds: spread 'small acts of kindness' among staff

Why the rounds are growing in popularity

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Prevention is a better investment than cure

Preventing illness is a wiser use of money for CCGs

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Eleanor Smith

Eleanor Smith: 'The political will isn't there anymore'

Former Unison president argues for positive discrimination

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Change at the top is yet to peak

Looking at the changes since 2013’s BME Pioneers

Jane Cummings

Diversity is a fundamental part of NHS England’s vision

We want a fair, supportive workplace for all

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Diversity needs a new voice to accomplish real change

Strategies are not enough – diversity must be embraced by managers

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