Conservative NHS policy

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BMA: Cut your workload for a higher pension

Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours.

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Pay deal row erupts between government and NHS England

A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.

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PM’s aide appointed as public health minister

One of Theresa May’s closest aides has been appointed as health minister for public health and primary care.

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EU healthcare qualifications to be recognised after no-deal Brexit

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.

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Government admits pensions policy a ‘disincentive’ to take on extra work

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.

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New immigration laws could slash EU recruits by a quarter

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.

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Health minister appointed Brexit secretary

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.

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Prime Minister announces new cancer strategy

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.

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Hancock: Genomics project to sequence one million genomes

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.

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Hancock to announce £240m for social care

Matt Hancock is set to announce an additional £240m of social care funding to help meet demand this winter.

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New health secretary calls out NHS leadership for lack of diversity

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.

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Social care green paper will not be 'panacea'

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.

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Social care and safety ‘vital’ for new health secretary - Stevens

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.

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Stevens outlines new funding commitments to MPs

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.

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Theresa May: Top NHS leaders ‘waste too much time' on bureaucracy

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”.

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Exclusive: Hunt pushes for big cancer pledge in new NHS plan

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.

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Government could scrap 'NHS England ringfence' in long term plan

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.

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'Substantive' review of junior doctors' contract to go ahead

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.

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Regulator says 50 trusts can boost cash from overseas patients

NHS bosses have launched a new programme to help boost the amount of cash recovered from treating foreign visitors.

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Green paper advisers lay down challenge on social care reform

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.