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Nursing

Houses of Parliament

Avoidable harm bill becomes law today

A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.

Handshake

Updated: Number of NHS managers shows a rise

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.

Bill Kirkup

Exclusive: Morecambe Bay inquiry chair 'disappointed' by response

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.

Payslip

Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

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.

Lord Willis

Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing

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.

Pay

Unions call an end to NHS pay dispute

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.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: NHS reorganisations ‘contribute’ to poor care, says Kirkup

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.

Furness General Hospital, Barrow

Morecambe Bay inquiry reveals 'lethal mix' of failings

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.

Woman doctor with stethoscope

Exclusive: Rise in consultations greater for non-GPs, analysis finds

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.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.

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Nursing left off government's shortage occupation list

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.

Cardiac surgery

Exclusive: Medical examiners help expose patient safety risks

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.

Parliament

Lords 'dismay' over fast tracked avoidable harm bill

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.

Data, paperless NHS, Care.data, information and technology, healthcare data

£35m nursing tech fund shared among 60 bidders

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.

Pay

Exclusive: NHS managers urged to reject 'divisive' pay offer

NHS managers will be urged to reject the government’s latest pay offer in a ballot of union members, HSJ can reveal.

Jackie Smith

Nursing revalidation will raise standards, says NMC chief

Implementing revalidation for the nursing profession will raise standards, the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.

Hospital staff rushing with patient

Number of NHS nursing staff hits record levels

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.

Parliament

MPs call for audit of health ombudsman investigations

An independent process to benchmark the quality of Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman investigations into NHS complaints should be established, MPs have said.

Blurred hospital corridor with three figures in it

NICE recommends minimum A&E nurse staffing ratios

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

HSJ leadership inquiry member knighted in new year's honours

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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