Trusts have warned they should not be “burdened with unfunded commitments” on pay and conditions, and said they “would welcome” talks on another multiyear NHS pay deal.
Negotiations over a pay deal for NHS apprentices have broken down due to a “lack of consensus” over what are considered appropriate salary levels.
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.
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.
New significant public health burdens could be imposed on councils, wiping out a promised real-terms increase in the public health grant next year.
NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.
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.
NHS England has hit back over the health secretary’s assertion that public health budgets should stay with local government, saying it is ”potentially workable” but requires “an end to cuts… and a guaranteed continuation of the ring-fence around the public health grant”.
The national strategy for improving trusts’ IT systems has been plagued by unrealistic targets, conflicting policy priorities and funding given to the wrong places, the Nuffield Trust has said.
NHS providers will not have to bear the cost of the £50m pay rise for staff delivering public health services.
A “deep-dive” is needed to understand why some trusts’ savings requirements for 2019-20 appear much higher than average, according to a representative body.
An extra £900m for Health Education England and a new international recruitment programme is needed to address the NHS’ workforce crisis, a major review published today has said.
Trusts providing public health services will be pushed into deficit because there is no plan to fund them for pay rises granted nationally to NHS staff, providers have warned.
The last trust in England outside the national pay agreement will move over to the Agenda for Change contract, it has been announced.
It is that time of the year when we look back at the past 12 months and highlight some of HSJ’s most popular articles. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ‘integration’, NHS directors under investigation for fraud, and trust chief executives’ resignations were among the most read stories of 2018.
Staff employed by a trust’s wholly owned subsidiary company will go on strike this week after rejecting a pay offer lower than the government’s agreed deal for NHS Agenda for Change staff.
A foundation trust considered proposals – which it has now abandoned – to deny staff sick pay if they had time off work with the flu after refusing vaccination.
The Royal College of Nursing will hold an election “as soon as possible” to recruit a new council, as most current members have decided to stand down.
NHS trusts have forecast a combined deficit of more than £500m this year, despite an earlier commitment from regulators that they would break-even.
Janet Davies has announced her resignation as chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing following the pay deal error which drew widespread criticism from nurses.