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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.

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Managers excluded from government's pension crisis fix

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.

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Government announces plan to tackle NHS pension crisis

The government is to consult on changes to the NHS pension scheme rules to stop senior doctors being hit with large tax bills.

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UK short of almost every type of health and care professional, review concludes

An independent government advisory body has recommended all medical roles should be added to the shortage occupation list, in its first full review of the list since 2013.

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CCG managers allowed to keep £200,000 pay-offs

Two clinical commissioning group managers who were given redundancy packages in excess of the £160,000 maximum have been allowed to keep their pay-offs, HSJ can reveal.

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Junior doctors to vote again on controversial contract

Junior doctors will vote next month on whether to accept the newest version of the controversial 2016 contract that led to unprecedented strike action.

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Sir David Behan: HEE needs to be clearer about its purpose

Health Education England needs to be clear about its purpose, as “any organisation that isn’t clear about its purpose will fail”, Sir David Behan has told HSJ.

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Government admits pensions policy a ‘disincentive’ to take on extra work

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.

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Enhanced pay for junior doctors taking shared parental leave

Junior doctors taking shared parental leave will have their pay enhanced above the statutory rate from Monday, the British Medical Association has announced in a positive first outcome from the 2016 contract review.

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BMA consultants to pull out of doctors' pay review body

The British Medical Association’s consultants committee is to withdraw from the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body after a vote by the union’s consultant members.

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NHS pension employer contribution rate to rise next month

The proportion employers will be expected to contribute to the NHS Pension Scheme will rise next month, the government has revealed.

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Regulator chiefs join pension scheme exodus

Nine of the most senior directors in the NHS opted out of the NHS pension scheme in 2017-18, HSJ has learned.

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NHS threatened with Spanish nurse exodus

NHS trusts are at greater risk of losing Spanish nursing staff over other nationalities under a no-deal Brexit, due to a little-known regulatory problem, HSJ has learnt.

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'Extremely slow' progress on consultants' contract talks

The progress of the consultants’ contract negotiations “remains extremely slow” and has not moved on since last year, a doctors’ trade union has said.

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Treasury should review pension scheme - NHS Employers

High earners leaving the NHS pension scheme because of changes to tax allowances could affect its “ongoing sustainability”, NHS Employers has warned.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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NHS needs 'more nuanced approach' to immigration

The government’s immigration white paper does not provide a long-term solution to the NHS’ workforce needs, NHS Employers has warned.