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  • York Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust could set up estates company to increase savings

    2017-07-13T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    NHS prepares to move most junior doctors to controversial contract

    2017-06-07T15:09:00Z

    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

    2017-05-17T10:14:00Z

    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 ...

  • Blurred hospital corridor with three figures in it
    News

    NHS faces 'summer of protest' over nursing pay

    2017-05-15T07:55:00Z

    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
    News

    Government told to end current pay restraint policy

    2017-03-28T16:03:00Z

    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
    News

    RCN to separate union and professional roles

    2017-03-16T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Doctors could be allowed to opt out of new consultant contract

    2017-02-16T06:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Alternative doctors union allowed to negotiate pay and contracts

    2017-01-04T00:01:00Z

    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
    News

    Payments to fix junior contract quirk may cost trusts thousands

    2016-12-20T07:00:00Z

    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

    2016-11-03T10:15:00Z

    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
    News

    Government negotiating on employment contracts for one million NHS staff

    2016-10-20T07:00:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    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
    News

    Royal college issues new 'threatening statement' to hospital trust

    2016-10-14T14:21:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-09-23T13:49:00Z

    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
    Comment

    Exactly what we need in a workforce strategy

    2016-09-14T14:49:00Z

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

  • Doctor strike Jan 2016
    News

    Junior doctors seek 'rolling industrial action'

    2016-08-11T20:26:00Z

    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
    News

    Working hours protections for NHS staff in doubt after Brexit

    2016-06-24T12:46:00Z

    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
    News

    Deputy ombudsman's resignation payout revealed

    2016-05-25T09:59:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-05-20T15:00:00Z

    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

  • Mark Porter
    News

    Exclusive: BMA was told contract dispute spending 'not sustainable'

    2016-05-20T07:00:00Z

    British Medical Association council told in March the junior doctors dispute had cost the union £2.9m Union treasurer Andrew Dearden said the costs had not been budgeted but were manageable Document shows he also warned spending was “not sustainable” in the long term Senior leaders at the British