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.
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.
A community hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of the month because of major nursing shortages.
NHS providers will not have to bear the cost of the £50m pay rise for staff delivering public health services.
Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours.
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.
Public sector pay-offs are to be capped at £95,000 following controversy over six-figure payouts, the government 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proportion employers will be expected to contribute to the NHS Pension Scheme will rise next month, the government has revealed.
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.
The workforce implementation plan must lead to an increase in the undergraduate supply of nurses while retaining current NHS staff, England’s chief nursing officer has said.
A foundation trust is proposing to pay its new chief executive at least £62,500 less than its previous CEO following discussions with NHS Improvement.
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.