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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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NHSE: Cuts need to stop if public health to stay with councils

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”.

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Exclusive: NHS IT strategy plagued by 'unrealistic' expectations

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.

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Pay rise row resolved

NHS providers will not have to bear the cost of the £50m pay rise for staff delivering public health services.


Exclusive: 'Deep dive' required for unrealistic savings plans

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.

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HEE £900m budget boost needed to tackle workforce crisis – report

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.

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Pay deal policy ‘will push trusts into deficit’

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.

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Last trust moves to Agenda for Change contract

The last trust in England outside the national pay agreement will move over to the Agenda for Change contract, it has been announced.

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Best of 2018: HSJ's most read stories

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.

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Trust subsidiary staff to strike after rejecting pay offer

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.

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Trust considered stopping sick pay for staff refusing flu jab

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.


RCN to hold elections for new council following mass resignation

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.

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NHS trusts forecast £519m deficit, as regulator admits underlying problem

NHS trusts have forecast a combined deficit of more than £500m this year, despite an earlier commitment from regulators that they would break-even.

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RCN chief executive steps down after pay deal error

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.

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Regulator said NHS trusts could not afford doctors' pay rise

NHS Improvement warned the government that trusts could not afford the pay rises that were recently awarded to doctors in the current financial year.

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RCN 'angry and dismayed' over Agenda for Change pay deal

The Royal College of Nursing has written to its members saying it is “dismayed and angry” over the Agenda for Change pay deal.

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Salary rise for doctors below pay body's recommendation

The government has announced a pay rise for doctors - but its planned increase is less than that recommended by the independent pay review body.

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Government's pay deal funding falls short, say NHS leaders

NHS providers have accused the government of failing to deliver sufficient funding to cover pay increases for outsourced staff following the Agenda for Change pay deal.

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Social enterprises will benefit from pay deal, Hunt confirms

The health and social care secretary has confirmed that NHS staff working for social enterprises will have their pay uplift fully funded.

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Government warned NHS workforce gap could persist until 2027

The NHS Pay Review Body has warned ministers that the workforce gap in the health service “will persist until 2027” unless action is taken.