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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.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

Exclusive: Major shake up of Health Education England revealed

Health Education England is planning a ‘drastic’ reorganisation to slash its £85m running costs by 20 per cent.

Jane Cummings

NHS England to develop new indicator for nurse staffing

Almost half of NHS hospitals and inpatient areas recorded nursing shift ‘fill rates’ of more than 100 per cent in May, according to figures released as part of the government’s patient safety drive.

Walk in centre

Practices increasingly relying on primary care staff to fill GP shortfalls

GP surgeries in areas with some of the highest patient to doctor ratios are increasingly relying on nurses to plug gaps left by the shortage of medics

Royal Courts of Justice

Court rules doctors must consult patients over resuscitation orders

BREAKING: Patients have a new legal right to be consulted before doctors place ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ orders in their notes

Lord Willis' review of the nursing profession

Exclusive: Extra cash must be put into nurse training schemes, says Lord Willis

NHS Employers should plough greater resources into in work training schemes for the nursing workforce, the head of a major review of the profession’s education and training has said.

Pay

Executive pay rises under fire from Royal College of Nursing

Nurses have attacked rising pay for senior executives by drawing a comparison with the earnings squeeze of frontline staff.

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Plans for nurse staffing data unclear

NHS England has still not worked out how to present trusts’ nurse staffing data on NHS Choices, less than two weeks before it is due to publish the information for the first time.

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