NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has warned the UK needs to ‘better join the dots’ between immigration policy and the NHS.
Junior doctors and medical students are being put off training as GPs because of ‘fundamental flaws’ in how the profession is perceived, the chief executive of Health Education England has told HSJ.
Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.
A High Court judge has ruled that a mentally ill man with diabetes should not be forced to undergo a life-saving amputation by an NHS trust.
The NHS will struggle to stay in the black this year unless ‘decisive action’ is taken to reduce the cost of temporary staffing, the NHS England chief executive has warned.
NHS hospitals risk repeating mistakes during end of life care if they ask staff to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on patient outcomes, HSJ has been told.
The growth rate in NHS nurse numbers in England has halved this year compared to last year, with experts claiming the slowdown could mark a return to trusts prioritising budgets over safe staffing.
Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.
Almost 4,000 people detained under the Mental Health Act are still being forced to stay in police cells rather than a hospital, despite a 54 per cent fall over the last three years.
Nurses could ‘walk away’ from the NHS in the face of four more years of pay restraint, the new chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has told HSJ.
Hospitals have been told by national officials to focus on improving access to medical consultants and diagnostic services as part of efforts to improve care for NHS patients at weekends.
NHS trusts will be allowed to breach a proposed cap on agency spending if they need to ensure wards are safely staffed, Monitor has said.
Nurses recruited from outside the EU are having their visa applications to work in the NHS rejected and new immigration rules are prompting some NHS nurses to resign, HSJ has been told.
An advisory group including senior figures from across the health service is being created by NHS England to oversee future work on safe staffing guidance.
Irish nurses and midwives working in the English NHS are being tempted to return home in a new campaign by the Irish Health Service Executive.
Kirkup to review maternity services
UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.
Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The ability of NHS acute trusts to employ sufficient numbers of nurses on hospital wards has worsened this year compared with 2014 despite record levels of recruitment, HSJ can reveal.
HSJ’s analysis of the proportion of nursing shifts filled according to acute hospitals’ own staffing plans, as reported in the ‘safe staffing’ data collected by NHS England.
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