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  • Foreign passport

    Non-EU nurse visa applications up 209 per cent in 12 months


    Migration Advisory Committee report reveals scale of demand for nursing immigration MAC says majority of applications refused since June 2015 were for nurses RCN warns key supply line of overseas nurses being “strangled” by immigration policy Visa applications for nurses from outside the EU to

  • Danny Mortimer

    NHS Employers approaches Acas over junior doctor contract


    NHS Employers confirms approach to Acas on Thursday night BMA made offer of mediation following industrial action ballot It is the first step towards negotiation since October 2014 NHS Employers last night approached the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration service about the possibility of

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt rejects BMA offer of Acas mediation


    Jeremy Hunt says the BMA carried out a “campaign of misinformation” Health secretary says doctors’ union should negotiate with the DH Government will not consider using Acas without “meaningful talks” first The health secretary has rejected an offer of third party mediation with the British

  • Bruce Keogh

    Keogh raises terrorism fears over junior doctors strike


    Sir Bruce Keogh says BMA must have clear guidance around major incidents in light of Paris attacks NHS England medical director says patient safety of “paramount importance” Letter calls on BMA to advise doctors to return to work if wards are short staffed Sir Bruce Keogh has called on the

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Hunt tells BMA: 'There are not pre-conditions'


    Health secretary writes to BMA junior doctors committe chair Jeremy Hunt says there are no pre-conditions to contract negotiations Mr Hunt says he made this clear in September meeting with Johann Malawana Jeremy Hunt has said there are no “pre-conditions” to future junior doctor contract talks,

  • Workforce

    DH unable to reveal extent of pay cut for doctors needing pay protection


    DH says it is unable to say what the level of pay cut would be for junior doctors requiring pay protection Net take home pay for trainees will fall by £250-£300 because of basic pay rise BMA warns new contract offer would mean reduced pay for future junior doctors The Department of Health has

  • Eddie Saville

    Doctors really do want seven day working


    It’s in the best interest of safety and quality healthcare

  • Payslip

    Treasury says some workers could be denied 1pc pay rise


    Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    Nurses could 'walk away' from NHS over pay restraint


    Nurses could ‘walk away’ from the NHS in the face of four more years of pay restraint, the new chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has told HSJ.

  • Jim Mather