Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours.
A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.
One of Theresa May’s closest aides has been appointed as health minister for public health and primary care.
EU workers will have their qualifications and registrations recognised whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the health and social care secretary has announced.
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.
New immigration laws proposed by the government could cut the number of EU healthcare professionals coming to work in the UK by more than 25 per cent, according to the government’s analysis.
Minister of state for health Steve Barclay has been appointed Brexit secretary today, in the wake of a string of resignations to hit the government as Theresa May unveiled her Brexit withdrawl deal with the European Union.
The prime minister has announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS that will see patients diagnosed and treated faster to improve cancer survival rates.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an expansion of the 100,000 genomes project, saying the NHS will sequence one million genomes within five years.
Matt Hancock is set to announce an additional £240m of social care funding to help meet demand this winter.
The new health and social care secretary will use his first speech to call out the NHS leadership’s lack of diversity, pointing out only five NHS chief executives are from a BME background.
The social care green paper will not be a “panacea” for chronic problems in the system, is likely to propose only minor legislative change, and be based on the assumption that limited sums of new money are available.
Securing a social care funding deal and patient safety should be priorities for the new health secretary, Simon Stevens indicated in an interview with HSJ.
Funding from the NHS’s new settlement will be “earmarked” for cancer programmes including prostate, lung and colorectal cancer, the NHS England chief executive told MPs today.
The prime minister has said “the most outstanding NHS leaders” face “competing incentives”, excessive “negotiations”, “templates that seem to put process ahead of patients”, and waste “too much time on reporting”.
Jeremy Hunt wants an ambitious cancer pledge to be a core plank of the government’s new NHS plan, with senior figures pushing for the service’s £7.5bn cancer budget to be doubled over the longer term, HSJ understands.
Ministers could scrap the “ringfence” around the NHS England budget to include other arm’s length bodies as part of the government’s long term funding plan, HSJ has been told.
A review of the terms and conditions of the controversial junior doctors’ contract, which led to nationwide strike action will start in August, HSJ understands.
NHS bosses have launched a new programme to help boost the amount of cash recovered from treating foreign visitors.
Local and national government must engage further in the debate over “difficult” options for establishing sustainable settlement for social care and help secure radical reform of the system, according to two government advisors on the forthcoming green paper.