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.
NHSX has appointed its first chief nursing information officer
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.
A trust unfairly dismissed a senior nurse after she tried to invoke its formal whistleblowing policy, an employment tribunal has ruled.
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.
The NHS failed to spend over 70 per cent of the £200m NHS apprenticeship levy, planning guidance published today said.
Local leaders have not provided enough support or investment to primary care networks, according to a senior GP who led a government review.
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”.
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.
Trusts have been told to collaborate with others to increase the “efficiency and scale” of international recruitment, in new national guidance shared with HSJ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Labour has promised a 5 per cent pay rise to NHS staff next year in its 2019 election manifesto.
A third of trusts are yet to appoint a chief clinical information officer, HSJ has found.
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.
NHS England is working to develop a single framework for all professional regulators when dealing with a conduct complaint.