Labour has promised a 5 per cent pay rise to NHS staff next year in its 2019 election manifesto.
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Jeremy Hunt has told HSJ he will be “completely honest” about the mistakes he made as health secretary if successful in his bid to become the next Commons health committee chair.
All nursing students will receive a cost of living grant of at least £5,000 with up to £3,000 extra available for regions or specialisms “struggling to recruit”, the government has announced.
Integrated care systems would become “democratically accountable” under a Labour government, shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth has told HSJ.
Compulsory competition would largely be removed from the NHS and the law changed to give integrated care systems more formal powers within three months of a new Conservative government taking power, the party has said.
The Liberal Democrats have set out their manifesto pledges on the health and social care system, which they say “are in a state of crisis”.
Labour’s prospective health secretary says he will be a “pragmatist” when it comes to routine NHS operations being outsourced to private hospitals.
Labour’s leadership says it has a “very good relationship” with NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens, and has highlighted his record working for the party during Tony Blair’s government.
The NHS will continue its no-deal Brexit preparations despite ministers standing down cross-government planning for crashing out of the EU.
The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.
Boris Johnson’s government has proposed to create a new patient safety regulator with statutory powers, and deregulation of medicines and devices.
More than 60,000 NHS workers from overseas would fall under an increased immigration salary threshold which has been proposed to government, an analysis by HSJ has revealed.
Ministers have confirmed plans for a ban on the export of certain medicines, starting with a group of 24 drugs including 19 hormone replacement therapy treatments, ahead of the no-deal Brexit deadline at the end of this month.
Trusts are set to face additional salary costs of millions of pounds as a result of the government’s plan to raise the national living wage, HSJ has learned.
New significant public health burdens could be imposed on councils, wiping out a promised real-terms increase in the public health grant next year.
The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.
The government has announced a £3bn capital investment plan to rebuild hospitals and replace diagnostic equipment.
Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would create a state-run pharmaceutical company to make generic versions of drugs the NHS cannot afford.
The government “has got no chance of getting” NHS legislation – as proposed by NHS England – through Parliament, the shadow health secretary has said.
The Queen’s Speech could cover new patient safety legislation, including giving the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch extensive new powers, such as the ability to fine trusts and seize equipment.
NHS chiefs have urged ministers to publish their up-to-date plans for a no-deal Brexit, in the wake of the release of Project Yellowhammer documents.
Fresh concerns have been raised that drugs stockpiled for a no-deal Brexit could be sold off before the 31 October deadline unless ministers intervene.
The chancellor today confirmed a real terms increase in the NHS education and training budget next year – but was warned this is “not enough to tackle the workforce crisis”.
The chancellor has promised an increase in planned spending on NHS staff development, which he says will pay for £1,000 “personal development budgets” for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
A teaching trust is considering slicing its £367m capital bid into a series of smaller projects in an attempt to “position itself well” for the next wave of government allocations.
The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.
Admissions at major NHS emergency departments have risen six per cent in 12 months as total attendances hit 2.27m last month - the highest level since records began in 2010.
Two new junior ministers, including one covering mental health, have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care.
A new minister of state for health has been appointed, as prime minister Boris Johnson continued his government reshuffle yesterday.
The new prime minister has kept Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary despite making major changes to the rest of the Cabinet.
The new prime minister has made “hospital upgrades” a focus in his first speech as prime minister and ”ensuring the money for the NHS really does get the frontline”.
Junior doctor members of the British Medical Association have voted in favour of changes secured to their contract deal, ending the long-running dispute with the NHS.
Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours.
A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.
One of Theresa May’s closest aides has been appointed as health minister for public health and primary care.
EU workers will have their qualifications and registrations recognised whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the health and social care secretary has announced.
The public sector pensions policy is acting as a “disincentive” for senior clinicians to take on additional work, a health minister said in a Parliamentary debate today.
The Labour party would ensure work visas for anyone who has a job offer in the NHS “at whatever level”, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth announced today.
New immigration laws proposed by the government could cut the number of EU healthcare professionals coming to work in the UK by more than 25 per cent, according to the government’s analysis.
Minister of state for health Steve Barclay has been appointed Brexit secretary today, in the wake of a string of resignations to hit the government as Theresa May unveiled her Brexit withdrawl deal with the European Union.
The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.