NHS Pay

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Pensions crisis and staff shortages trigger record low cancer performance

A shortage of radiologists, pensions issues and rising demand have driven the worst breast cancer wait times for at least nine years, some of the worst performing trusts told HSJ.

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Top doctor reveals huge tax bill

The dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has claimed the government is making it “impossible” for her to stay in the NHS long-term after she was hit with a large tax bill.

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‘Multiyear pay and contract reform’ set for 9,000 doctors

The government has embarked on an attempt to reform the contracts of the roughly 9,000 specialty and associate specialists doctors working in the NHS.

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Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.

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Updated: 60,000 staff fall under potential post-Brexit migration salary cap

More than 60,000 NHS workers from overseas would fall under an increased immigration salary threshold which has been proposed to government, an analysis by HSJ has revealed.

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Trust mulls Supreme Court appeal over landmark rest case

The Supreme Court could hear a landmark case on trainee doctors’ rest breaks, which could have “huge implications” for NHS trusts.

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Junior doctors pursued for pension costs after backdated pay rise

Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.

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Major pay boost for trust directors agreed by NHSE/I

NHS England and Improvement are planning a significant pay boost for trust chairs and other non-executives as they seek to tackle the “growing disparity” with foundation trusts.

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National living wage rise to cost NHS millions

Trusts are set to face additional salary costs of millions of pounds as a result of the government’s plan to raise the national living wage, HSJ has learned.

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Harding: Social care staff are priority for better pay over NHS

NHS Improvement’s chair has said the staff “in our health and social care system who are most underpaid are healthcare assistants working in social care, not [staff] in the NHS” - and that they should be prioritised in funding decisions.

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Trust pursuing subsidiary plan amid unions’ opposition

A foundation trust is pursuing plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary company following concerns unions are spreading “misinformation“ among staff.

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Trusts can keep clinicians’ unused pension contributions

Trusts will be allowed to determine whether they will pay or keep the contributions they would be required to pay into doctors’ pension funds if their clinicians opt for one of the government’s proposed pension tax workarounds.

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Ministers to outline pensions crisis plans

Senior doctors and nurses will be allowed to set their own level of pension contributions each tax year under government proposals to tackle the pensions crisis gripping the health service.

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‘Life is just too short,’ resigning trust CEO tells staff

South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.

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Trusts advised to consider time off in lieu amid pensions tax crisis

Trusts have been advised to consider offering doctors time off in lieu to help them avoid pensions tax in new guidance from NHS Employers.

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Revealed: HEE’s chief nurse replaced with NHSE/I director

A single senior nursing officer will be appointed across three national NHS bodies for the first time, HSJ has learned.

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Ministers waved through most £150k plus exec salaries last year

Health ministers rubber stamped the pay of 65 senior NHS executives last year, HSJ has learned.

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NHS takeover of treatment centre sparks tax and pension fears among medical staff

The Nottingham Treatment Centre may face a shortage of medical staff as a result of some doctors’ concerns that its takeover by the NHS could have negative tax and pension implications for them.

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Trust CEO says pension proposals make him feel like ‘second-class NHS citizen’

The government has been accused by senior NHS figures of treating managers unfairly after confirming pension changes would not apply to them.

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Pensions crisis forces trust to give doctors time off in lieu

Consultants at a major teaching trust were offered time off in lieu to stop them refusing extra work because of the ongoing NHS pensions crisis, HSJ has learned.