A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.
The NHS workforce grew by more than 2 per cent last year, which also saw the first rise in the number of NHS managers employed since 2009.
The chair of the inquiry into poor maternity care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said he was ‘disappointed’ by the response of professional bodies to his report.
The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.
A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.
NHS unions have officially ended their pay dispute with the government by accepting a 1 per cent pay rise and committing to future talks on reform of Agenda for Change.
NHS reorganisations are a ‘contributory factor’ in poor patient care, the chair of the independent inquiry into failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said.
The independent inquiry into events at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has found ‘failures at almost every level of the NHS’ combined to create a ‘lethal mix’ which caused the avoidable deaths of at least 11 babies and one mother.
Activity in general practice has risen in the last three complete financial years, but most of this has been for medical professionals other than GPs, research by a leading health think thank suggests.
A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.
Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.
Medical examiners working in pilot areas in England have exposed clinical incidents, poor staffing and fatal infections that have led to deaths on hospital wards, according to research shared with HSJ.
Members of the House of Lords have accused civil servants of trying to ‘short circuit’ the parliamentary process to pass a law on avoidable harm.
More than 60 bids by NHS and other care providers have received a share of the second tranche of nursing technology fund, an NHS England director has told HSJ.
NHS managers will be urged to reject the government’s latest pay offer in a ballot of union members, HSJ can reveal.
Implementing revalidation for the nursing profession will raise standards, the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.
The numbers of qualified nursing staff recruited by the NHS in England has reached record levels, with numbers increasing by more than 3,000 in a single month.
An independent process to benchmark the quality of Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman investigations into NHS complaints should be established, MPs have said.
Hospitals should ensure they meet minimum nurse to patient ratios in accident and emergency departments according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Sam Everington, chair of Tower Hamlets CCG, is among a number of NHS managers, nurses and doctors included in the new year’s honours list
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