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  • Doctors xray

    Deal to reform clinical excellence awards agreed


    Clinical excellence awards made by NHS trusts will no longer be pensionable and limited to between one and three years as part of a deal agreed between NHS Employers and the British Medical Association.

  • Saffron Cordery

    Criticism of trust subsidiary companies 'inaccurate and misleading'


    Critics of trusts creating wholly owned subsidiary companies are being “inaccurate and misleading” in their arguments against the trend, NHS Providers has said.

  • Savings

    Pension bosses consider extending tax relief for high earners


    The organisation that runs the NHS pension is “actively considering” extending a facility designed to ease the tax burden on high earners, amid reports of staff being hit with bills worth many thousands of pounds a year.

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    Government admits senior staff leaving NHS over pension cap


    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.

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    HSJ Local

    Trust accused of breaching licence over new subsidiary company


    An acute trust has defended its decision to transfer 350 non-clinical staff to a newly established subsidiary company amid an accusation from a union that it has breached its licence.

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    Accountable care providers may gain access to NHS pension


    The government has launched a consultation to make it easier for independent providers and organisations involved in new care model and accountable care contracts to have access to the NHS pension scheme.

  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court decision forces NHS pension rule change


    NHS trusts are to be asked for help in tracking down unmarried former partners of deceased NHS staff who were wrongly denied pension benefits, HSJ has learned.

  • Retirement sign

    DH tightens 'retire and return' pension loophole for NHS managers


    NHS trusts must not approve bids by staff to retire and then return to work unless there is a business need and it provides value for money, new official guidance says.

  • Woman doctor with stethoscope

    NHS senior doctors paid £300m in excellence awards


    NHS consultants received more than £300m in national clinical excellence award payments over the last two financial years

  • Money

    NHS worker allowed to keep £30,000 after pensions mix-up


    An NHS worker has been told she can keep more than £31,000 in payments she was not entitled to after blunders by the NHS Business Services Authority

  • Pound coin

    Man guilty of NHS pension fraud


    A man has pleaded guilty to claiming almost £28,000 from his dead mother’s NHS pension after being caught by a national fraud prevention programme.

  • Older couple sorting out bills

    Revealed: The STPs facing the biggest GP retirement risk


    Eleven STPs highlighted for “high” risk of future GP supply problems In seven STP footprints more than 20 per cent of GPs are over 55 Kent and Medway has the highest proportion of older doctors Mapped: The areas with highest proportion of GPs over 55 ...

  • HSJ Local

    Trust outsources payroll services to neighbour after 'dissatisfaction' with national provider


    Salisbury Foundation Trust new provider of payroll and pensions services for University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust Service was carried out for 12 years by NHS Shared Business Services University Hospital Southampton FT in process of resolving “residual ongoing issues” with NHS Shared Business Services A ...

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    NHS pension costs to shift from DH to employers


    Employer pension contributions will rise from 1 April to cover cost of new levy Department of Health considers the pension scheme a frontline operational service NHS Business Services Authority will receive £35m NHS employers will have to increase their contributions to the NHS pension scheme ...

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    HSJ Local

    CCG pays ambulance staff wages following private provider dispute


    £642,000 of goodwill payments made to ambulance workers by CCG Chief finance officer says: “We are not setting a precendent” CCG admits “there was frailty in the subcontracting market” Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their ...

  • Workforce

    Doctors could be allowed to opt out of new consultant contract


    Contract proposal would allow consultants to opt out of new contract Idea would avoid the need for a ballot on the contract NHS Employers says it is “unwise” to prejudge outcomes of negotiations A new consultant contract for hospital doctors in England could be made ...

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    HSJ Local

    NHS 'opt out' pension scheme deemed legal


    Pensions Regulator rules East and North Hertfordshire Trust’s new opt-out pension scheme as legal Despite criticising a similar scheme earlier this year, NHS Pension Board says trust is “entitled to engage its staff” on “alternative employment” offers Trust says the scheme appears “successful” and is considering extending ...

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    Exclusive: Chair kept bankruptcy secret from trust


    Trust chair failed to tell colleagues and NHS Improvement he had been made bankrupt Museji Takolia left Wye Valley nearly three months after bankruptcy declared Departure not announced by trust or NHS Improvement Mr Takolia on “special leave” from role as chair of the Pensions Advisory ...

  • Janet Davies

    Nurse shortages 'likely to worsen' due to retirements and leaving EU


    Nursing shortages are likely to get worse and could put patient safety at risk unless the government acts to tackle recruitment and retention problems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

  • Man holding a box of office belongings

    Government plans cap on NHS exit payments


    Treasury announces bid to reduce NHS redundancy payments Changes could affect all NHS staff including doctors and senior managers Legislation will cap exit payments and claw back payments from returning staff The Treasury has revealed plans to substantially cut the size of redundancy payments made ...