Julian Hartley

Trust chiefs decry ‘concentration on targets’ at DHSC

NHS chief executives have warned against a “too one-sided concentration” on targets by the Department of Health and Social Care, after HSJ reported government had challenged NHS England over its plans for improving workforce retention.

Natasha Phillips

NHSX appoints first chief nursing information officer

NHSX has appointed its first chief nursing information officer

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Exclusive: Leak reveals government fears over 50,000 nurses plan

Senior government officials are challenging NHS England’s plans for boosting retention to deliver the prime minister’s target of 50,000 more nurses, a leaked email reveals.


Senior nurse who tried to whistleblow unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

A trust unfairly dismissed a senior nurse after she tried to invoke its formal whistleblowing policy, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Government ‘proved wrong’ as nursing drop-outs stable

The drop-out rate for nursing students did not fall in the first year of the nursing bursary being replaced with a loan system, according to new official data.


NHS fails to spend £150m of apprenticeship levy

The NHS failed to spend over 70 per cent of the £200m NHS apprenticeship levy, planning guidance published today said.

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Local NHS must give more support to PCNs, says government adviser

Local leaders have not provided enough support or investment to primary care networks, according to a senior GP who led a government review.

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David Behan steps up calls for multiyear funding settlement

Health Education England’s chair has stepped up calls for government to give it a multiyear funding settlement in 2020, after a period of “annual budget setting”.

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CQC did not see damning maternity report for three years

The Care Quality Commission has said it only saw a damning report into a series of failings in a trust’s maternity services three years after it was written.

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Exclusive: Trusts told to join forces to boost overseas recruits

Trusts have been told to collaborate with others to increase the “efficiency and scale” of international recruitment, in new national guidance shared with HSJ.

Neil Goulbourne

Integration pioneer trust hires director to join up services

A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.


Exclusive: Staff assaults and killings spark investigation of 20 providers

Safety inspections have been carried out at 20 health and care providers, in response to a high level of assaults, including three staff killed by patients in the last five years.

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Government announces partial U-turn on student nurse funding

All nursing students will receive a cost of living grant of at least £5,000 with up to £3,000 extra available for regions or specialisms “struggling to recruit”, the government has announced.

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Staff told to leave hospital’s flats to make way for new nurses

An acute trust has given notice to staff to move out of accommodation they have used for “some years” to make way for international recruits.

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Exclusive: Leaked NHSE/I workforce plan reveals reliance on nursing associates

National plans to increase nurse staffing by more than 40,000 depend on an assumption that recruiting thousands of new nursing associates will reduce “demand” for registered nurses by 10,000, according to modelling leaked to HSJ.

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5pc pay rise for NHS staff if Labour wins power

Labour has promised a 5 per cent pay rise to NHS staff next year in its 2019 election manifesto.

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Revealed: Third of trusts do not have clinical technology lead

A third of trusts are yet to appoint a chief clinical information officer, HSJ has found.

Katerina kolyva

‘Cost of living’ main reason why student nurses drop out

The lack of national funding to support the living costs of registered student nurses is the main factor behind the drop out rate from courses, a nursing education expert and leading academic has warned.

Prerana Issar

Regulators call for overhaul of professional misconduct rules

NHS England is working to develop a single framework for all professional regulators when dealing with a conduct complaint.

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New funding to avoid ‘catastrophic’ gap in nurse supply

Health Education England has announced £18.5m in funding, which will plug a potential gap in district nurse training.