Several trade unions have urged the government to enhance death in service cover for all NHS staff who are tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department of Health and Social Care’s budget for capital investment will be lifted by £1bn in 2020-21 compared to previous plans.
The government has raised the threshold for where the annual allowance taper is applied from £110,000 to £200,000 in a bid to address the NHS’ pensions crisis.
The NHS must be “realistic” about how far the government will be able to go when changing pensions tax rules in the forthcoming Budget, NHS Providers has warned, in anticipation of the Treasury confirming a partial solution this week.
NHS chiefs have backed a 2 per cent pay rise for doctors — but warned anything higher would hinder the ability to deliver on long-term plan commitments.
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.
As 2019 winds down, HSJ is taking a moment to revisit its most read workforce stories of the year.
Trusts have been given the green light to offer a stop-gap “solution” to their senior clinicians which aims to tackle the pensions crisis gripping the health service.
Hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week because of norovirus — almost double the number than during the same period last year.
A teaching trust has scrapped controversial plans to set up a subsidiary company — a move which campaigners hailed as “extremely good news” for NHS staff.
A temporary “solution” to the pensions tax impact on the health service has been confirmed by NHS England and signed off by government.
NHS England is set to outline a major policy change agreed with government which they hope will act as a short-term solution to the NHS pensions crisis.
Labour’s prospective health secretary says he will be a “pragmatist” when it comes to routine NHS operations being outsourced to private hospitals.
The NHS pensions crisis has almost “washed away” the benefit from the government expanding medical trainee numbers and opening new medical schools, one of the UK’s top doctors has warned.
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.
A foundation trust has set up a company with a group of its consultants in a bid to work around the pensions crisis hitting the NHS, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.
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.