WorkforceNews on the NHS workforce
NHS Direct is losing £1.5m a month and is likely to exit the NHS 111 market by the end of the year. The director charged with leading its 111 work has resigned following disciplinary action being initiated, HSJ understands.
WORKFORCE: Walsall Healthcare Trust has announced plans to shed nearly 300 full-time equivalent posts over the next five years.
An analysis of the General Medical Council’s annual junior doctor training survey by HSJ has identified the trusts with the poorest satisfaction rates among trainee medics.
In-depth analysis of A&E services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust
A government-backed workforce agency has predicted the NHS is likely to have 47,500 fewer nurses than it needs by 2016.
There is a more than a 100-fold variation in the numbers of people employed by clinical commissioning groups, HSJ research has found. The revelation has prompted concern over the viability of smaller CCGs
The size of the commissioning workforce
One in 20 junior doctors working in hospitals are concerned about patient safety, according to the General Medical Council’s annual training survey.
Doctors will be given the opportunity to opt out of new league tables assessing their performance, it has emerged.
Sir David Nicholson has insisted he “absolutely refutes” allegations he has been complicit in a “cover up” about the use of gagging orders in the NHS.
Patients at a hospital will now be able to see how well their doctor is performing thanks to published ratings of consultants.
Thousands of lower-paid NHS support staff could be given a path into top clinical jobs after Health Education England revealed plans to redirect part of the service’s training budget
Family doctors are fully booked for same-day appointments as soon as they open because of rising demand, the head of the GPs’ professional body has warned.
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WORKFORCE: A review of medical education and training for junior doctors in London has raised concerns over the quality of supervision at some hospitals, and in one instance uncovered the use of operating theatres for intensive care.
Black and minority ethnic applicants are discriminated against in NHS recruitment processes, the author of a new report has claimed.
The emergency healthcare system is in dire need of effective leaders
Successful career transition requires a shift in mindset
Exploring the organisational and cultural characteristics
Leadership skills are not just for managers
The cost and impact on patients of hiring more hospital nurses
A guide to the new requirements and responsibilities
The networks can enhance NHS partnerships and care