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NHSE tells trusts to have ‘one-to-one’ conversations with all staff refusing vaccine

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NHS England has called for line managers to have one-to-one conversations with staff who have refused the covid vaccine by next week, to discuss its ‘powerful protective effects’.

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Admissions and numbers of covid inpatients falling at record rate

2021-03-01T11:35:00+00:00By

Covid admissions to English hospitals, and the number of covid patients being cared for in them, is falling at the fastest rate yet since the mid-January peak, suggesting the vaccination programme is beginning to have an impact.

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Five trusts still have a fifth of beds filled by covid patients

2021-03-01T18:58:00+00:00By

Five hospital trusts still have at least a fifth of their general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, HSJ analysis suggests.

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Still a third more patients in critical care than last winter

2021-02-25T05:52:00+00:00By

The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows.

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HSJ podcast: Realpolitik and the NHS’ next big plan

2021-03-05T06:02:00+00:00

In a last minute controversial intervention, Matt Hancock has torpedoed plans in Lancashire to consolidate emergency services.

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The Ward Round: Ramping up international recruitment in a pandemic

2021-03-04T11:45:00+00:00By 2 comments

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.