Sian Thomas

Policeman in uniform

Police look into NHS Employers ‘fraud’ claim

Police are assessing an allegation of fraud related to NHS Employers’ failed membership model.

Sir Keith Pearson

NHS Confed is still ‘looking out’ for all its members

After a ‘torrid’ first three months as chair of the NHS Confederation, Sir Keith Pearson believes the organisation can continue to be an umbrella for purchaser and provider interests, he tells Charlotte Santry

Barnett's resignation prompts call for strong Confederation

Barnett's resignation prompts call for strong NHS Confederation

Managers are urging the NHS Confederation to ensure it provides the health service with a strong, independent voice following the resignation of chief executive Steve Barnett.

Clare Chapman

DH seeks solvency assurances from NHS Employers

The Department of Health is seeking assurances that NHS Employers is solvent before it will sign a new contract, after serious concerns were raised over its management and finances.

NHS Jobs website

NHS Confed trustees ‘misled’ over failed scheme

Financial risks and apparent conflicts of interest related to NHS Employers’ failed membership scheme were missed due to the perception it had an “unstoppable momentum”, a report leaked to HSJ reveals.

DH tabled financial aid for ‘controllable’ NHS Employers

DH tabled financial aid for ‘controllable’ NHS Employers

The Department of Health was prepared to give NHS Employers up to £1.6m as compensation for not bidding to run the NHS Jobs website, according to documents seen by HSJ.

Former NHS Employers director Sian Thomas

Former NHS Employers director revives scrapped HR scheme

Former NHS Employers director Sian Thomas has launched a human resources membership service based on her model abandoned by the NHS Confederation.

NHS Employers director Sian Thomas

Auditors called into NHS Employers

An ambitious outsourcing service launched by NHS Employers has been scrapped in light of dismal levels of interest from trusts and the Department of Health’s decision to tender NHS Jobs.

Fears over vetting and barring scheme

Fears over staff vetting and barring scheme

A registration scheme to protect vulnerable people will force managers to make moral judgements about people’s lifestyles and place a “significant” financial burden on the NHS, HSJ has been told.

Trusts under pressure to safeguard frontline jobs

Trusts under pressure to safeguard frontline jobs

Trusts could be expected to protect frontline jobs and training as part of negotiating a public sector pay rise of just 1 per cent.

David Nicholson

Job cuts could see up to 5,700 staff go from PCT and SHA management

Up to 5,700 administrators and commissioners could be made redundant by primary care trusts and strategic health authorities next year, the Department of Health has indicated.

Sian Thomas

Outsourcing service ‘will save NHS millions’ on HR, says NHS Employers

NHS Employers is launching a subscription service it hopes will save the NHS “many millions” of pounds by outsourcing human resources functions.

Patient satisfaction guaranteed: the future of payment by results?

Patient satisfaction guaranteed: the future of payment by results?

The health secretary’s promise of a greater focus on patient experience has the approval of NHS leaders - as long as it is done properly, reports Rebecca Evans

Healthcare 100

Healthcare 100: new partners for HSJ awards

The Department of Health has joined NHS Employers as a partner in HSJ and Nursing Times’s Healthcare 100.

Bonuses for healthy NHS staff attract lukewarm reception

Bonuses for healthy NHS staff attract lukewarm reception

Calls to incorporate managers’ support for employees’ health and wellbeing in bonuses and promotions have received a lukewarm reception from NHS Employers.

NHS has got talent

NHS management stars need a leg-up to rise to the top

There is no shortage of ambitious senior managers in the NHS, so why is it so difficult to fill top posts? Charlotte Santry studied regional talent and leadership plans for clues

NHS trusts urged to control cost of agency staffing

NHS trusts urged to control cost of agency staffing

Trusts are being urged to hold down excessive agency staffing costs as figures reveal the first rise in long-term NHS vacancies for five years.

NHS Employers deputy director Alastair Henderson

Campaign to tackle NHS pension 'myths'

NHS Employers is launching a “myth busting” campaign to prevent a backlash from resentful private sector employees struggling in the recession.

NHS Employers

NHS Employers names director

NHS Employers has named its new director after months without a permanent head.

Pay-offs

Rose Gibb: The case that puts a stop to big pay-off cheques

Former chief executive Rose Gibb’s failure to secure the large severance sum she believed she was assured of marks a sea change in how the NHS handles pay-offs, reports Alison Moore