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Regulators to reveal new management structure next week

NHS regulators are set to unveil their proposals for a new merged structure for hundreds of senior managers next week after a one week delay, HSJ can reveal.


Hancock to 'look' at safe staffing legislation

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will “look at” the possibility of introducing safe nurse staffing legislation in England.

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Doubling the number of medical students is ‘not affordable’

Doubling the number of medical students is “not affordable”, the chief executive of Health Education England has said.


NHS to train nurses in using safe staffing tools

Senior nurses will be trained in how to use the Safer Nursing Care Tool to help tackle inconsistent safe staffing plans in the NHS.

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HEE to become 'accountable to NHS Improvement'

Health Education England will be made “accountable” to NHS Improvement, chief executives have been told, as a number of measures are announced to create ”a more coherent approach to workforce development”.

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Trusts using HCAs in place of nurses

NHS trusts recruited a higher percentage of healthcare assistants than nurses over a two year period, new research has revealed.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Chief nurse named in whistleblowing letter leaves troubled FT

A trust’s chief nurse, embroiled in a whistleblowing investigation, has resigned from her post.


Hancock signals new crackdown on agency staff

Health secretary Matt Hancock has signalled the government will launch a further crackdown on the use of agency staff.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Neighbouring trust brought in to support struggling DGH

A trust criticised for the safety of its emergency services has brought in a neighbouring provider to help support improvements in nursing and A&E, HSJ has learned


RCN to hold elections for new council following mass resignation

The Royal College of Nursing will hold an election “as soon as possible” to recruit a new council, as most current members have decided to stand down.

Andrea Sutcliffe

CQC chief inspector quits to lead nursing watchdog

The Care Quality Commission chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe has been appointed the new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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RCN council lose 'no confidence' vote over NHS pay deal

The Royal College of Nursing Council has lost a vote of no confidence at an emergency general meeting this afternoon sparked by anger over the union’s handling of the NHS pay deal.

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NMC removes barriers for newly qualified non-EU nurses

Non EU-trained nurses and midwives will be able to apply to work in the UK immediately after qualifying, following changes by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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Trainee nursing associates to be counted in staffing levels

Trainee nursing associates will be able to be counted as part of ward staffing levels prompting concerns about the standard of education and safety.


Thousands of NHS staff use speak up guardians

More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Updated: Outstanding FT cites 'unrealistic' funding challenge after baby death

Inadequate funding and unsafe staffing at an outstanding trust contributed to the death of a baby girl last winter, a coroner has found.

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'Unhealthy competition' for nurses must end, says care minister

An “unhealthy competition” for nursing staff between the NHS and social care sector must end, a government minister has said.

Caroline dinenage

Government announces £10,000 “golden hello” for NHS district nurses

The government will offer “golden hellos” to nurses who want to train as a district nurse in an attempt to boost workforce numbers, the minister for care has announced.

Hospital staff

High staff vacancies push up NHS pay bill

The number of vacant posts in NHS trusts has increased by almost 10 per cent in the first quarter of this year and driven an overspend on temporary staff to manage the workload.

Royal shrewsbury hospital

Updated: Nurses walk away from ‘unsustainable’ A&E amid safety fears

Five nurses have resigned from an “unsustainable” A&E department in the last two months with at least one leaving after raising safety concerns.