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  • Mark Porter

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


    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

  • johann malawana

    BMA rejected plea from junior doctors’ leader to exclude children’s care from strike


    Internal emails show BMA leader wanted paediatrics to be excluded from full walkout Withdrawing emergency care for children would be “difficult line to defend” Full emergency strikes planned for 26 and 27 April with no exclusions EXCLUSIVE: Internal emails from the British Medical Association

  • 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.

  • hands

    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 ...

  • 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

  • News

    Junior doctors to strike next week as contract talks fail


    BMA announces collapse of negotiations on junior doctor contract changes A first 24-hour strike across England will take place next week, on 12 January BMA chair Mark Porter says government refused to take doctors concerns seriously Junior doctors across England are to take strike action next

  • 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