More than 60,000 international NHS workers could be at risk of deportation if the government was to tighten immigration rules and increase the salary threshold for visas for skilled workers, analysis by HSJ has revealed.
The Supreme Court could hear a landmark case on trainee doctors’ rest breaks, which could have “huge implications” for NHS trusts.
Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.
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.
The government is gearing up to announce reforms of financial support for NHS student nurses – likely to include a major reversal in funding policy – to boost applications.
Trusts will be allowed to determine whether they will pay or keep the contributions they would be required to pay into doctors’ pension funds if their clinicians opt for one of the government’s proposed pension tax workarounds.
Senior doctors and nurses will be allowed to set their own level of pension contributions each tax year under government proposals to tackle the pensions crisis gripping the health service.
Ministers have been warned their “aggressive approach” towards EU workers who don’t apply for new immigration status by next year is wrong and could affect the health and social care workforce.
Trusts have been advised to consider offering doctors time off in lieu to help them avoid pensions tax in new guidance from NHS Employers.
NHS managers are most likely to cite stress, anxiety and depression as the cause of their sickness absence, according to the latest NHS data.
Trusts are unable to take full advantage of subsidised training under the government’s apprenticeship levy because the scheme is not flexible, HSJ has been warned.
The government has been accused by senior NHS figures of treating managers unfairly after confirming pension changes would not apply to them.
The government is proposing allowing senior doctors to set their own pension contributions alongside a review of how tax rules are impacting clinicians, in a bid to prevent doctors refusing extra NHS work.
NHS trusts could face substantial claims for backdated pay from junior doctors after judges ruled one trust had breached their contracts.
Consultants are set to receive a 2.5 per cent backdated pay rise amid “serious concerns” for workforce morale.
Health Education England has revealed plans to incentivise trainee doctors to work in hard to recruit for areas and specialities.
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.
NHS trusts could face substantially increased pay bills after the Court of Appeal ruled that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay.
Junior doctors have secured changes to their contract deal in the wake of the huge row with government in 2015 and 2016, including annual 2 per cent pay rises and extra money for working weekends and night shifts.
Junior doctors are “losing faith” in a system used to monitor their workload, with new data suggesting only a fraction of their concerns are leading to changes to services or rosters.