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Updated: 60,000 staff fall under potential post-Brexit migration salary cap

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.

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Trust mulls Supreme Court appeal over landmark rest case

The Supreme Court could hear a landmark case on trainee doctors’ rest breaks, which could have “huge implications” for NHS trusts.

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Junior doctors pursued for pension costs after backdated pay rise

Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.

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National living wage rise to cost NHS millions

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.

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Revealed: Government preparing for nurse funding U-turn

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.

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Trusts can keep clinicians’ unused pension contributions

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.

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Ministers to outline pensions crisis plans

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.

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Ministers warned off ‘aggressive’ immigration stance

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.

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Trusts advised to consider time off in lieu amid pensions tax crisis

Trusts have been advised to consider offering doctors time off in lieu to help them avoid pensions tax in new guidance from NHS Employers.

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Managers most likely to say mental ill-health caused sick leave

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 face ‘barriers’ to apprenticeship funding

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.

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Trust CEO says pension proposals make him feel like ‘second-class NHS citizen’

The government has been accused by senior NHS figures of treating managers unfairly after confirming pension changes would not apply to them.

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Managers still excluded from NHS pensions proposals despite rethink

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.

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Junior doctors win landmark case over rest breaks

NHS trusts could face substantial claims for backdated pay from junior doctors after judges ruled one trust had breached their contracts.

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Consultants get pay rise amid ‘serious concerns’ for morale

Consultants are set to receive a 2.5 per cent backdated pay rise amid “serious concerns” for workforce morale.

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Doctors will be incentivised to work in unpopular trusts

Health Education England has revealed plans to incentivise trainee doctors to work in hard to recruit for areas and specialities.

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Junior doctors vote in favour of new contract deal

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.

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Trusts face extra holiday pay costs after court ruling

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.

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Junior doctors secure changes to disputed contract

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.

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Revealed: Junior doctors 'losing faith' in long hours safeguards

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.