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Government recommends 1pc pay rise for NHS staff


The government has recommended a headline 1 per cent pay increase for NHS staff next year.

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Admissions and numbers of covid inpatients falling at record rate


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.


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


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


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: Punishing staff for gaming the vaccine system


Reasonable or ‘unnecessarily hostile”? This week’s HSJ Health Check debates whether it’s right for a trust to threaten its staff with disciplinary or regulatory action if they seek to have their second covid jab early.

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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.