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'Hostile' private provider ordered to pay whistleblowing nurse's costs

A private provider of nursing services across Britain must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as ‘unreasonably hostile’.

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Three trusts end Capita HR contracts

Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services

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'Francis effect' stalls as nurse numbers fall

The rapid increase in registered nurses employed in the NHS has stopped, with numbers now falling for the first time this year

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Unison to strike on turnout of just 16 per cent

The NHS Confederation has questioned the legitimacy of next month’s planned NHS strike after it emerged that just 16 per cent of Unison members took part in the vote.

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Exclusive: HEE spends £4.7m to tempt nurses back to NHS

Health Education England plans to spend almost £5m to attract thousands of nurses back into the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Labour 'needs to address funding to universities' to meet workforce pledge

Labour would have to address a shortage of funding to universities if it were to deliver on its pledge for 36,000 extra NHS staff if it formed a government, HSJ has been told

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NHS faces strike action after Unison poll

The NHS could be hit by strike action as soon as next month after a majority of Unison members voted in favour of industrial action over pay.

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Government seeks round the clock cover for 'no additional pay'

Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week without increasing the wage bill have been branded an ‘attack on hard working nurses’.

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NHS England withdraws involvement from baby death probe

NHS England appears to have ruled itself out of direct involvement in patient care investigations after refusing to join the Care Quality Commission in a probe into the death of a baby girl.

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HEE puts spotlight on patient safety education

Health Education England has appointed a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons to head a panel tasked with embedding patient safety in healthcare training.  

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Nurse staffing levels linked to weekend death rates from stroke, research finds

Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.

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Revealed: The mental health trusts with the biggest income cuts

Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Health Education England approves savings plan for major reconfiguration

Controversial changes to England’s 13 local education and training boards have been approved by Health Education England despite widespread concerns.

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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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Duty of candour extended to cover wider set of incidents

A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.

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HEE to axe local board posts in major shake up

All local education and training boards are due to lose their managing directors, directors of finance and directors of education under a reorganisation proposed by Health Education England.

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Exclusive: Majority of hospital trusts missed their own nurse staffing targets

More than three-quarters of acute NHS providers have missed their own targets for the number of hours worked at their hospitals by registered nurses, HSJ analysis has revealed

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Exclusive: Provider ordered to pay whistleblower £80k compensation

A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after raising patient safety concerns

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Midwives support industrial action

An overwhelming majority of midwives have said they would be prepared to take industrial action over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for all staff.

New end of life care regime set out

Medics have been given a new alternative to the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway which was axed last year amid claims that it was being used to cover up poor care.

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