The government’s impending consultation on a fix for the NHS pension crisis will not extend to managers because there is not enough evidence they are leaving because of tax rules, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.
Officials will identify “further opportunities” for easing the NHS’s workforce shortages which require additional government funding, in time to set out the asks in the spring, according to a document seen by HSJ.
High earners leaving the NHS pension scheme because of changes to tax allowances could affect its “ongoing sustainability”, NHS Employers has warned.
Fit and proper person regulations are increasingly being used “merely as a sword against managers”, according to the head of the Managers in Partnership trade union.
Government rules are blocking NHS trusts from accessing the apprenticeship levy funds, an NHS Improvement director has said.
Four fifths of managers planning to leave the NHS say changes in workload and job satisfaction are to blame.
Any reduction in relief on pension contributions for higher rate taxpayers would be “significant and damaging for senior NHS staff”, the chief executive of Managers in Partnership has warned.
A quarter of a million NHS workers opted out of the pension scheme over the past three years, with experts blaming a “punitive” government tax regime and the current cost of living, HSJ can reveal.
A majority of senior NHS managers supported the introduction of regulation for their profession in a survey by the union Managers in Partnership, which it is submitting to a government review.
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 number of senior managers working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups has increased by more than a quarter since 2013 – and is now higher than before the reforms introduced by Andrew Lansley.
NHS managers are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts because of the pressure they are working under, the chief executive of the Managers in Partnership union has warned.
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
NHS England’s annual staff survey, which has been obtained by HSJ, reveals significant concerns that decisions made by leaders are not consistent with its values.
The negative impact of continued organisational change on employees at NHS Improvement has been revealed in damning staff survey results obtained by HSJ.
The vast majority of requests to pay managers more than the prime minister’s salary over the past year were approved, HSJ can reveal.
There has been a sharp rise in requests from trusts to hire interim executives on an off-payroll basis, HSJ has learned.
Take home pay for hundreds of the most senior managers in national bodies has fallen by 23 per cent in real terms over four years, it has emerged.
The government has published the Department of Health’s priorities for the four remaining years of this parliament, including its high level key performance indicators.
NHS unions have officially ended their pay dispute with the government by accepting a 1 per cent pay rise and committing to future talks on reform of Agenda for Change.