Workforce and Training

Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24.05.18: The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience the challenges of primary care in winter. Speaking at the Health Foundation conference in London...

Chief executive of York foundation trust to step down

21.05.18: The chief executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Patrick Crowley, will retire from his position at the end of the month. Crowley joined the trust in 2007 having had a key role in implementing the trust into a foundation t...

Nurses missing out on vital training

17.05.18: Cuts to NHS funding mean that nurses are missing out on training, according to the Royal College of Nurses (RCN). The union has warned that if employers do not ensure that nurses have access to continuing professional development (CPD), with gu...

NHS spends almost £1.5bn on temporary nursing staff to plug gap

15.05.18: The NHS spends at least £1.46bn on temporary nursing staff, it has been revealed. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the Open University for its report, ‘Tackling the nursing shortage’, revealed that many trusts have be...

Nurses open up about ‘scandalous and cruel’ staff gaps pushing them into new careers

14.05.18: Staff shortages are affecting patient care and the mental and physical health of nurses themselves, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. A new report by the college, ‘Nursing on the brink’, analyses thousands of comments s...

Royal college fires criticism at ‘failing’ GMC over controversial legal cases

14.05.18: The General Medical Council (GMC) has been called upon to win back the trust of the medical profession after a series of controversial court cases that have negatively impacted the morale of staff. In a submission submitted to today’s...

GPs face ‘appalling’ four-month wait for loss of earnings compensation

14.05.18: GPs unable to practice due to problems with Capita’s management of the National Performers List have to wait an “excruciating” four months before claiming compensation, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). Respo...

Trust ‘outsourcing plan’ branded an underhand way to erode staff pay

11.05.18: East Kent Hospitals University FT (EKHUFT) has come under fire for its plans to transfer staff to a new wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) company. The move will see around 850 cleaning, catering and portering staff currently employed by Serco, as w...

Court of Appeal allows BMA to intervene in Bawa-Gaba case

11.05.18: The BMA has been granted legal permission to intervene in Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s appeal to overturn her erasure from the medical register. The doctor was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 following the tragic deat...

Government promises £10k ‘golden hello’ to lure postgraduate nurses

10.05.18: In last night’s House of Common’s debate, it was announced by the Department of Health and Social Care that it would financially support postgraduate nursing students in England as part of a wider initiative to increase uptake in har...

Debt-ridden NHS trust loses four senior directors in last month alone

09.05.18: A Lancashire trust has lost four of its senior directors in the last month alone, amidst claims the provider is dealing with a £42m deficit. The Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS FT, which runs Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Pre...

NHS has one of lowest levels of doctors and nurses in western world

08.05.18: The UK has fewer doctors and nurses per head than almost any developed country, new figures have revealed. The King’s Fund analysed data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), comparing healthcare spen...

Junior doctor jobs offers withdrawn after admin blunder

08.05.18: Junior doctors across the country have had job offers rescinded following an error in the administrative process. A spreadsheet error was made in transferring data from one system to another. An electronic marking system used at interview pr...

Chair sought to create ‘new organisational culture’ at special measures trust

04.05.18: Two south east trusts are seeking a new chair to “play a key leadership role” in leading the providers’ ‘patient first’ approach to medical care. The Western Sussex Hospitals FT and the Brighton and Sussex Univ...

BMA asks for honest chat about the ‘type of NHS doctors want to work in’

04.05.18: The BMA has launched a project aimed at rescuing the NHS from its “perilous state” by developing a vision for what an improved health and care system could look like. Led by the union’s council chair, Chaand Nagpaul, the a...

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Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

24/05/2018Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

A taxation increase of at least 4% a year is necessary to prevent “unnecessary costs, inefficiencies and uncertainty” and improve qua... more >
Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24/05/2018Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience t... more >
Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23/05/2018Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care or... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other” is a phrase not infrequently heard in my g... more >
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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s editio... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader,... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursin... more >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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