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Test could create blacklist for 'unfit' NHS directors, lawyers warn

The fit and proper person test for healthcare directors could lead to the creation of an ‘informal blacklist’ of senior managers and put regulators at risk of legal challenge, senior lawyers have warned.

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EXCLUSIVE: NHS race equality standard unveiled

NHS organisations are to be forced to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in senior positions or face contractual and regulatory consequences

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Monitor to bring consultancy work in-house

Monitor is seeking to save millions of pounds by beefing up its internal team of troubleshooters to reduce its reliance on consultants.

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Ciarán Devane steps down as Macmillan chief executive

Ciarán Devane to leave the charity after seven years in the post

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Stevens calls for NHS staff slimming drive

Junk food could be off the menu in hospital canteens and overweight doctors and nurses encouraged to take part in weight loss competitions, under plans floated by Simon Stevens.

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CQC to slow inspections amid staff pressures

The Care Quality Commission has scaled back its inspection ambitions for the rest of 2014-15 as it seeks to ease pressure on its hard pressed workforce and struggles to recruit enough high calibre staff.

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Exclusive: NHS England to cut hundreds of posts in restructure

NHS England is to cut hundreds of roles and is likely to carry out a major restructure of its area teams over the next nine months

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Staff sickness costs £1.5bn, NHS Employers claims

Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.

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50 million patients 'will be turned away' by GPs

The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.

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CQC drags Grant Thornton into libel court case

The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive

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Department of Health to establish an anti-fraud unit

The Department of Health plans to establish its own fraud investigation function by poaching senior officers from NHS Protect, shrinking the national body’s size significantly as a result.

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Drop in bans on hospital and care home workers

The Labour Party has voiced concern about a sharp drop in the numbers of people being barred from working with vulnerable adults in care homes and hospitals.

Doctors urged to opt out of working week directive

The Department of Health has pledged to find ways to help more doctors opt out of the European working time directive, which the authority admits has led to rigid shift patterns and had a detrimental effect on training.

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Local education and training posts at risk in HEE's cost cutting review

Education and training posts across the country could be axed as part of the second phase of Health Education England’s cost cutting reorganisation.

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Unions ballot members for strike action over NHS pay

Three health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for strike action over NHS pay.

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Agency costs jump £300m at foundation trusts

FTs saw the cost of agency and contract staff shoot up by £300m last year, according to their annual accounts

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Making research nurses feel part of the team

Get to the root of job dissatisfaction among specialist clinicians

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The Future of NHS Leadership: unpicking Griffiths' complex legacy

Reflecting on three decades of change

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Gill Morgan: We need to manage Griffiths' unintended consequences

Doctors feel outnumbered and managers have been arrogant

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The network helping female doctors overcome workplace barriers

A group to tackle personal and professional hurdles

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Cultural change depends on engagement, not political gestures

Case studies show value of engaging staff

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Only a whole culture change can make self-care a reality

There is no magic wand to care redesign

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