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Exclusive: Quarter of DH civil servants want to leave in next year

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:52
Almost a quarter of civil servants working in the Department of Health want to leave within the next 12 months or as soon as possible, according to an internal staff survey.
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Lib Dems commit to increase NHS pay with inflation

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 01:01
The Liberal Democrats will make a commitment today to increase NHS pay at least in line with the rate inflation from the next financial year.
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Exclusive: Labour will not force universities to take extra student nurses

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 13:18
Universities and hospitals will not be forced to take extra nursing students this year under Labour’s plan to increase trainee numbers by 1,000, HSJ has been told.
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New safe staffing indicator revealed

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:33
A new safe staffing indicator for hospitals across England will be launched this summer, HSJ has learned.
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Exclusive: Four out of five hospitals miss own nurse staffing targets

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:32
More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.
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Social care leader warns integration will not solve financial woes

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:36
Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.
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Royal college: Changing surgical pathways could save money and lives

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:17
Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.
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Unsocial hours pay would stay under Labour, says Burnham

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 15:33
Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a ‘seven-day service’ that provides care for people at whatever time they require.
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Confed chief: Politicians should recognise workforce cost reality

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 14:55
Politicians should recognise the NHS needs to ‘get more out of’ and reduce the cost of its staff, the NHS Confederation chief executive has said.
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Hunt: Seven day NHS may be cheapest way to meet rising demand

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 18:00
The Conservatives’ plan to extend weekend working would help the NHS meet rising demand for operations, rather than being an additional cost pressure, the health secretary has argued.
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Unison issues strike warning over unsocial hours pay

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:42
One of the largest NHS unions has issued a warning to the next government that it will ballot for strike action if ministers try to cut unsocial hours payments.
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'No improvement over safe staffing', nurse survey suggests

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 13:38
Almost two thirds of nursing staff who have experienced a ‘red flag’ event while working on an acute adult inpatient ward have failed to see nurse numbers immediately increased to deal with the situation, according to a major survey of NHS staffing levels.
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Exclusive: Concerns over nurse rapist raised five years ago

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 12:53
Concerns about a nurse convicted last month of raping and photographing unconscious patients at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford were raised more than five years ago, HSJ can reveal.
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IBM to supply electronic record for 1.4m staff

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 12:38
Technology giant IBM is to be the supplier of the electronic staff record system covering 1.4 million NHS staff in England and Wales.
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Winter A&E analysis: More ambulance queues and cancelled operations

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 13:07
Ambulance handover delays, cancelled elective operations and delayed transfers of care all saw huge increases this winter, in what has been the most difficult year for accident and emergency departments in a decade.
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Exclusive: Pay NHS directors £1m bonuses, says Rose

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 01:01
Performance bonuses for NHS board directors, which could be worth up to £1m, are the flagship recommendation of the report prepared for the government by former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose.
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NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:51
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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Full HCA registration 'inevitable', says care review author

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:51
New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as part of a journey towards ‘inevitable’ full registration of the care workforce, the author of the Cavendish review has said.
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A&E pharmacists pilot gets national rollout

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:54
More than 50 pilot sites will take part in a national trial of clinical pharmacists in accident and emergency departments.
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Training framework to support managers needed, Change Challenge finds

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 07:00
A national framework for the training and development of general managers within the NHS should be set up to support them in their role and ensure all are working to the same standards, a new guide to be published by HSJ, Nursing Times and NHS Improving Quality will reveal.
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