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  • Union march

    HR directors warn new union rules are 'complete distraction'


    Trusts are wasting valuable time dealing with new legislation governing staff’s trade union subscriptions, HR directors have told HSJ.

  • York Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust could set up estates company to increase savings


    York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is considering setting up a limited liability company to manage its estate and facilities services to help save money.

  • Doctor strike Jan 2016

    NHS prepares to move most junior doctors to controversial contract


    NHS trusts are gearing up to transfer the majority of junior doctors to their new contract in August.

  • Warrington Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hospital director resigns amid 'irregular' payoff deal scrutiny


    Roger Wilson, HR director at Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust, has resigned He signed a deal with Morecambe Bay midwife which allowed her to avoid misconduct investigation Mr Wilson’s resignation comes ahead of trust investigation into “irregular” payoff deal A hospital director who is ...

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    NHS faces 'summer of protest' over nursing pay


    RCN poll saw 19 per cent turnout with majority in favour of protests and strike action Union threatens to ballot for industrial action if pay cap is not lifted by ministers Action follows mounting criticism of pay restraint policy which started seven years ago The NHS is facing a “summer of

  • purse

    Government told to end current pay restraint policy


    NHS Pay Review Body warns government action is needed on pay policy Ministers told the lack of a people strategy means workforce issues being neglected One per cent pay rise recommended for all NHS staff Ministers have been warned by the NHS Pay Review Body that action will need to be taken on

  • Janet Davies

    RCN to separate union and professional roles


    RCN to set up two committees to separately lead on professional nursing and trade union issues Reforms follow recommendations in the Francis report that RCN separate its dual roles All members will be able to stand for election to the committees and be eligible to vote. The Royal College of

  • Workforce

    Doctors could be allowed to opt out of new consultant contract


    Contract proposal would allow consultants to opt out of new contract Idea would avoid the need for a ballot on the contract NHS Employers says it is “unwise” to prejudge outcomes of negotiations A new consultant contract for hospital doctors in England could be made optional for both existing

  • Doctors meeting

    Alternative doctors union allowed to negotiate pay and contracts


    Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association formally recognised by NHS Employers Union has written to all hospital trusts seeking local representation for members First time since 1948 that doctors have had an alternative union to the BMA A trade union for hospital doctors has been granted

  • Payslip

    Payments to fix junior contract quirk may cost trusts thousands


    Junior doctor contract pay protection system has led to varying levels of pay among doctors doing the same job NHS Employers says equitable pay will emerge over time but no doctor is losing out Imperial College Healthcare Trust has paid 16 doctors a total of £12,500 to remedy pay variance NHS

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Royal college drops threat of legal action against trust


    Royal College of Midwives has agreed not to take any action against University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay RCM had criticised the trust for revealing details of unusual exit deal for senior midwife Statement says revealing the deal was a “unique situation” and union and employer responsibilities

  • hospital

    Government negotiating on employment contracts for one million NHS staff


    Jeremy Hunt says “constructive” negotiations under way with NHS unions on further contract reform The junior doctor dispute with the BMA was “wholly avoidable”, says health secretary Mr Hunt claims proposed changes will improve flexible working, quality and morale The government is having

  • Warrington Hospital

    Hospital director denies 'impropriety' over 'irregular' payoff deal


    The trust director who agreed an unusual and “very irregular” exit deal for a senior midwife at the centre of a care scandal has denied any “impropriety”.

  • Jackie Daniel

    Royal college issues new 'threatening statement' to hospital trust


    Royal College of Midwives says it is considering taking action after exit deal revealed RCM accused of making “threatening statement” against the trust Former Morecambe Bay chair Sir David Henshaw says he had no knowledge of deal The Royal College of Midwives has today suggested it could take

  • Healthcare assistant

    Survey: HCAs being used as 'nurses on the cheap'


    Almost 40 per cent of healthcare assistants say they have not received the training necessary to provide the care they are expected to deliver, according to a survey published today.

  • Jon_Restell

    Exactly what we need in a workforce strategy


    There is a pressing need for a comprehensive workforce strategy for the NHS

  • Doctor strike Jan 2016

    Junior doctors seek 'rolling industrial action'


    Hospitals could be hit by a “rolling programme of industrial action” by junior doctors from as early as next month, according to an email sent to British Medical Association members tonight.

  • Workforce

    Working hours protections for NHS staff in doubt after Brexit


    Working hours protections for more than 1 million NHS staff could be in jeopardy in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, HSJ has been told.

  • Mick Martin

    Deputy ombudsman's resignation payout revealed


    The former deputy Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Mick Martin, who resigned in the wake of his involvement in a sexual harassment cover-up being exposed, received a payment of at least £67,500 after stepping down, HSJ can reveal.

  • Doctor strike Jan 2016

    NHS Improvement: Trusts lost £65m of activity during strikes


    Provider sector lost £65m of activity during strike days Emergency department performance improved on full walkout days NHS Improvement says it cannot be certain there were no clinical incidents for several weeks Strike action by junior doctors cost the NHS provider sector £65m in lost in