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  • Mick Martin

    Deputy ombudsman resigns in wake of cover-up


    The deputy parliamentary and health service ombudsman Mick Martin has resigned from his role at the NHS complaints watchdog after his involvement in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director was revealed by HSJ.

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    PHSO staff vote 'no confidence' in leadership


    PCS union take vote of “no confidence” in Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman leadership Members demand meeting with PHSO board to discuss concerns Whistleblowers have revealed concerns over “toxic environment” at the ombudsman service Union staff at the Parliamentary and Health Service

  • Purse

    All NHS staff to get 1 per cent pay rise


    Department of Health accepts overall 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff NHS Pay Review Body raises concerns over use of agency caps for NHS staff Review body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration says it may target pay in future All NHS staff will receive a 1 per cent pay rise in 2016-17

  • Pay

    NHS Employers admits junior doctor pay calculator may be inaccurate


    NHS Employers says “variations” will occur between pay calculator predictions and actual salary Rotas including consecutive weekends were an error and have been changed Concerns raised that the rotas will lead to “jetlagged” junior doctors NHS Employers has accepted its pay calculator for junior

  • Doctors strike

    BMA plans three strikes and legal action over contract imposition


    The British Medical Association has announced three 48 hour strikes and plans to launch a judicial review against the government’s plan to impose a new junior doctors’ contract.

  • Claire Murdoch

    Updated noon: 14 chiefs now deny support for contract imposition


    14 chief executives out of 20 who were listed on Sir David Dalton’s letter say they did and do not support imposition of new contract Contrasts with Jeremy Hunt’s apparent suggestion to Parliament that he had their backing Sir David tells HSJ the chief executives listed had not been asked to sign

  • Doctor strike Jan 2016

    Last ditch talks try to stop junior doctors' strike


    NHS Employers confirms talks have taken place with the British Medical Association to try to avert strike Junior doctors are due to walk out for 24 hours from 8am tomorrow but emergency care will be provided NHS England estimates almost 3,000 inpatient and daycase procedures will be cancelled

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    Exclusive: Government offers major concessions in bid to break junior doctors dispute


    Leaked letter from Sir David Dalton reveals significant change in stance from NHS Employers and government New offer includes limits on Saturday working and enhanced Saturday pay for some doctors Negotiations were scheduled to continue today between NHS Employers and BMA The government has

  • Sir David Dalton

    Dalton: government ‘muddled’ seven day services message


    Sir David Dalton says trainee doctors likely to have to make least extra effort to improve seven day services Sir David to begin talks with BMA on junior doctors’ contract today He says BMA has shown it can “land a punch” on health secretary but should now “lower temperature” Warns February strike

  • Sir David Dalton

    Sir David Dalton sets out his stall for junior doctors talks


    Sir David Dalton says he will respect both sides in negotiations over junior doctor contracts He says NHS has long way to go to achieve consistent standards of care for patients Talks will remain aimed at securing a cost neutral deal for junior doctors Sir David Dalton has said his “absolute