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Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

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


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.

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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.


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.

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£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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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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HSJ apologises for inaccurate nursing press release

HSJ would like to apologise for making an inaccurate claim in a press release issued last week, which resulted in a number of national publications running erroneous stories about the proportion of NHS nurses recruited from overseas.


New national advisory board to tackle workforce issues

A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.

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Concern over projected fall in mental health nurse vacancies

A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.

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Exclusive: Staff shortage fuels recruitment of nearly 6,000 overseas nurses

A shortage of registered nurses to fill an increasing number of posts has driven nearly three-quarters of hospital trusts to recruit overseas, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Exclusive: Workforce plan sets out second year of nursing growth

Nurse training places will increase for the second consecutive year, HSJ can reveal.

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One in three trusts have board level vacancies

One in three trusts have at least one vacancy or interim executive on their board, according to a King’s Fund report based on research by HSJ.

Lord Willis

Exclusive: Lord Willis reveals plans for the future of nurse education

NHS trusts could be required to provide far more formalised education and training for qualified nurses under radical proposals outlined to HSJ ahead of a major review next year.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt calls for more nurses in community services

The health secretary has called for a significant increase in community and primary care nursing posts as part of the drive to boost services outside of hospitals


Parliament gives 'zero harm' bill financial backing

The government has given financial backing to a bill that legislates for zero harm in the NHS and changes the way professional regulators determine fitness to practise.

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