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  • Shaun lintern expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: Noise about NHS pay masks deeper problems

    2017-08-02T11:00:00Z

    Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

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    Exclusive: New top doctors' leader warns over 'softening' of waiting targets

    2017-07-26T06:00:00Z

    One of the UK’s top medical leaders has warned over the ‘softening’ of waiting list targets, in the first interview in her new post.

  • Shaun lintern expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: A reckoning is due

    2017-06-01T14:50:00Z

    Contact me in confidence here. Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

  • Nurse and patient
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    Analysis: EU nurses leaving NHS up by a third in a year

    2017-05-26T07:00:00Z

    Data shows the number of nurses from EU countries who left the NHS increased by 38 per cent in the year to December 2016 The figures come as the NHS faces a nursing workforce shortage that could be exacerbated by Brexit RCN and Cavendish Coalition call for special recognition for health and care

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    NHS faces 'summer of protest' over nursing pay

    2017-05-15T07:55:00Z

    RCN poll saw 19 per cent turnout with majority in favour of protests and strike action Union threatens to ballot for industrial action if pay cap is not lifted by ministers Action follows mounting criticism of pay restraint policy which started seven years ago The NHS is facing a “summer of

  • Workforce
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    New fears over nursing workforce shortages revealed

    2017-05-14T08:28:00Z

    Nine out of 10 nursing leaders in the NHS say they are worried abour their ability to recruit nurses, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. The RCN has also said it believes there are 40,000 nursing vacancies in the service.

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    HSJ Knowledge

    'All part of the NHS family': in celebration of support staff

    2017-04-11T07:00:00Z

    Non-clinical staff can make patients’ lives better and safer – and clinicians’ work easier, writes Daloni Carlisle in the run-up to HSJ’s Provider Summit from 19-20 April

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    Exclusive: Leak reveals worst case scenario for nursing after Brexit

    2017-04-06T22:00:00Z

    Modelling by civil servants shows NHS nursing supply could fail to meet demand by 2025-26 Worst case scenario shows a shortage of between 26,000 and 42,000 nurses Health minister convenes new committee to drive policy response After Brexit the NHS could be hit by a shortage of more than 40,000

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    Mackey: 'We dropped a clanger' on agency staff rules

    2017-04-05T12:30:00Z

    NHSI announced new rules in February to prevent trusts from using agency staff who are also employed by the NHS, but said it was “pausing” the policy last week Jim Mackey says “we dropped a clanger but we fixed it” NHS regulators have admitted they “dropped a clanger” by announcing new rules

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    Mackey: New agency staff rules put on hold

    2017-03-31T11:42:00Z

    NHS Improvement pauses new rules on employing agency staff RCN says plans were “ill conceived” and delay is welcome Jim Mackey says other planned changes announced in February will go ahead NHS Improvement has delayed “until further notice” bringing in new rules to prevent trusts from using