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NHSI programme reducing staff turnover, it reveals

NHS Improvement’s national programme to improve workforce retention has resulted in the lowest nursing turnover rate since 2014, it has said.

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Junior doctors vote in favour of new contract deal

Junior doctor members of the British Medical Association have voted in favour of changes secured to their contract deal, ending the long-running dispute with the NHS.


Deputy clinical directors will share the primary care network load

Commissioners in the East Midlands are hiring deputy directors to support the clinical directors leading its primary care networks.


Warning over effect of holiday pay ruling

NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.


Workforce plan: Power will be devolved to regions

Workforce planning policy will be devolved to regional integrated care systems as part of sweeping changes to the way the NHS manages its 1.3 million staff, the long-awaited interim NHS workforce plan has revealed.

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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.


Community hospital to close in face of staff shortages

A community hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of the month because of major nursing shortages.

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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.

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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.


Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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Public sector pay-offs to be restricted to £95,000

Public sector pay-offs are to be capped at £95,000 following controversy over six-figure payouts, the government 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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Attempts to 'subvert' workforce rules to be investigated as 'fraud'

Primary care networks will be investigated for fraud if there is “any suspicion” of deliberate attempts to game the system designed to encourage GPs to take on more staff.

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Enhanced pay for junior doctors taking shared parental leave

Junior doctors taking shared parental leave will have their pay enhanced above the statutory rate from Monday, the British Medical Association has announced in a positive first outcome from the 2016 contract review.

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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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BMA consultants to pull out of doctors' pay review body

The British Medical Association’s consultants committee is to withdraw from the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body after a vote by the union’s consultant members.

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Home Office extends salary exemption for international nurses

Nurses and other NHS workers will continue to be exempt from the minimum salary requirement for a tier 2 visa, the Home Office has confirmed.

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Responsibility for NHS workforce to be devolved locally

Local areas will be given much greater control over NHS workforce policy with responsibilities being devolved to local areas from national bodies, a letter to NHS chief executives has revealed.

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NHS pension employer contribution rate to rise next month

The proportion employers will be expected to contribute to the NHS Pension Scheme will rise next month, the government has revealed.

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'Creative accounting' behind £600m DHSC bailout, says MP

The in-year bailout for the Department of Health and Social Care is partly a result of the “creative accounting” which has masked the real financial position, says the chair of the Commons public accounts committee.