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HSJ’s 10 most read workforce stories of 2019

As 2019 winds down, HSJ is taking a moment to revisit its most read workforce stories of the year.

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Stronger rules on rehiring managers after redundancy payments

NHS England is planning to strengthen rules around senior managers who are rehired after receiving a redundancy payment for leaving the service.

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Second NHS manager re-employed shortly after redundancy

An NHS manager who left with a £200,000 redundancy package returned to work two months later as a consultant with NHS England.

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Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.

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Commissioners backtrack on service cut after public outcry

CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.

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Fresh batch of CCG mergers approved

A new batch of clinical commissioning group mergers - involving six groups - have been conditionally approved by NHS England.

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Former CCG chief was disciplined for trying to sway contract tender

A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard.

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Children ‘at risk’ as STP ignores guidance on gluten free foods

Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.

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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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Four CCGs to hire joint chief then create 'single organisation'

The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Monitor probes trust governance following unfair dismissal ruling

LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.

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Best Places to Work 2015 – CCGs

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Revealed: Which CCGs are paying GP practices to form federations

A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found

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FT encourages staff to join credit union

WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.

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MCP vanguard leaders: We will find the solutions

MCP vanguards report on their progress

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Book your table for the ceremony on 22 September.