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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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AI trial delivers “really impressive” reduction in A&E demand

Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.


Exclusive: Hospitals substitute nurses as staffing crisis worsens

The number of hospitals falling short of their planned nurse staffing by 10 per cent or more has almost tripled over five years, HSJ has learned.

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Regulator misled health secretary over safety scandal

The Nursing and Midwifery Council misled former health secretary Jeremy Hunt over its handling of fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal, an independent report has said.

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NHSX job advert pulled after criticism it excluded BME candidates

NHSX has removed a job advert for a senior IT role after it was criticised for excluding people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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HEE finds it must ‘retain its independence’

Health Education England today said it should remain a stand-alone body distinct from NHS England and other national organisations, citing a stakeholder survey carried out for the education body.

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Regulator warns of ‘extraordinary’ winter for A&Es

A failure to provide the right models of care is forcing thousands more people to attend emergency departments each day, the Care Quality Commission has said, while warning of a “perfect storm” for the health service this winter.

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Regulator launches emotional support helpline

The nursing regulator has launched a new support helpline for nurses and midwives who are going through its fitness to practise process in a bid by its new chief executive to “truly humanise how we operate”.

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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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Stevens names three ‘tests’ for PCNs

Simon Stevens has identified three top “real world tests” for primary care networks.

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NHS England director backs tighter recruitment checks

NHS England’s national director for mental health is considering asking trusts to look at their recruitment processes, after discovering her own trust had hired a nurse who previously falsified a care plan.

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Trust and agency investigating ‘false claims’ over patient death

A trust and the NHS’ staffing agency have launched an investigation after a coroner found two nurses and a healthcare assistant may have lied about carrying out patient observations.

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Top A&E doctor: Pensions tax puts safety at risk over winter

The leader of the emergency medicine profession has issued a fresh warning about its doctors cutting their hours due to new pension tax rules as demand surges through winter.

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Boost registered nurses to protect and retain staff, finds research

Increasing the number of registered nurses working in mental health settings could help protect thousands of other NHS staff, according to research shared with HSJ and published today.