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The organisation that runs the NHS pension is “actively considering” extending a facility designed to ease the tax burden on high earners, amid reports of staff being hit with bills worth many thousands of pounds a year.
The British Medical Association’s refusal to negotiate alongside another doctors’ union has complicated negotiations on the consultant contract, HSJ has been told.
Mental health leaders have urged the government to add child and adolescent psychiatrists to its shortage occupation list to make it easier to hire them from overseas, HSJ can reveal.
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University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has admitted a “significant number” of cancer operations were cancelled in early January due to winter pressure.
High earning NHS employees including medical consultants and senior managers are choosing to leave the NHS because of government caps on the amount of tax relief that can be applied to pension schemes, the Department of Health and Social Care has admitted.
The Royal College of Nurses has branded guidance published by Health Education England for the administration of medicines by nursing associates as “not sufficient”.
Patients are more likely to have a good experience if a trust’s black and minority ethnic staff feel secure in raising concerns, according to the academic who led an NHS England study.
More than 8 per cent of posts in NHS trusts are vacant, including one in 10 nursing roles, according to figures reported for the first time today.
One of the longest serving chief executives in the NHS has announced he will retire this year.