Workforce and Training

Third of trainee GPs not planning to work in NHS general practice

17.08.17: Only two-thirds of trainee GPs are planning to go on to work in general practice in the NHS, a new study has today warned. The research carried out by the University of Warwick surveyed 178 GP trainees in the West Midlands who were within t...

Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

17.08.17: The NHS’s longest serving CEO Sir Leonard Fenwick has been sacked by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT (NUT) for “gross misconduct”. Sir Leonard was placed on a period of extended leave from his role at the trust back i...

BMA warns of ‘complete disconnect’ between management and staff in Scotland

15.08.17: Doctors have slammed the government in Scotland for too often taking a “top-down” approach to risk management, leading to important decisions being “foisted” onto staff without proper consultation. Giving evidence to...

RCN: Not enough nurses in 90% of largest NHS hospitals

15.08.17: More than 90% of England’s 50 biggest hospital trusts are not properly staffed and do not have enough nurses to the planned levels, a leading health group has today warned. Analysis based on the NHS Choices website undertaken by the R...

Generalised training needed as patients ‘passed round system like parcels’

11.08.17: Medical training in the future must reflect the need of both patients and service providers, a new report released today has argued. The document, called the Shape of Training report (SoTR) from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group, look...

Meeting new standards for pharmacy professionals

11.08.17: Duncan Rudkin, chief executive and registrar for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), writes about the new standards for pharmacy professionals. One of the most important responsibilities the pharmacy regulator has is to ensure that t...

Doctors warn new medical school places won’t ease workforce woes

09.08.17: An additional 500 places for medical students will be made available in England next year, the DH today revealed. However, a number of health bodies have argued this will not ease the NHS’s underlying workforce woes and that the plans must...

HEE launches first survey on pharmacy workforce development

03.08.17: For the first time, Health Education England (HEE) is inviting 11,500 community pharmacies to participate in a national survey looking at train and development across the sector. The new Community Pharmacies Workforce Survey has been put in...

Tomorrow’s leaders today

01.08.17: Peter Lees, chief executive and medical director at the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), Dr Alex Till, national medical director’s clinical fellow at FMLM, and Tim Swanwick, senior clinical adviser and postgraduate Dean...

Continuing to shine a light on workforce race equality

01.08.17: Yvonne Coghill OBE, NHS England’s director, Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Implementation, explains that we need to celebrate that the health service wants to embrace and tackle the difficult race equality agenda. “One...

NHS England reveals £15m plan to entice nurses into general practice

31.07.17: A 10-point plan has this week been launched to develop the role that general practice nurses play in the NHS workforce. The £15m strategy will target and prioritise where improvements are needed most, and also set out key milestones w...

Doctors call for rethink of GP Forward View as targets ‘unachievable’

31.07.17: Doctors have today warned that NHS England is falling short of its target to recruit 5,000 more GPs into the profession by 2020, and warned that a ‘rethink’ was now needed to ensure targets are put back on track In its annual as...

Labour demands NAO inquiry into NHS Professionals privatisation

28.07.17: The Labour Party has today announced that it has asked for an inquiry to be launched into the privatisation of an NHS staffing agency that manages more than 90,000 people. In a letter written by Labour health minister Justin Madders to Amya...

A joined-up approach to recruitment

28.07.17: Andrew Belcher, clinical resource planning manager at Northampton General Hospital, explains how healthcare providers in his county have come together collectively to address the skills crisis. The shortage of nurses and doctors is a nation...

Exodus of experienced nurses doubles in three years

27.07.17: More warnings about the nursing workforce have been issued today as it was revealed that the number of experienced nurses leaving the profession has doubled in the last three years. Figures released by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) sta...

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Third of trainee GPs not planning to work in NHS general practice

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Only two-thirds of trainee GPs are planning to go on to work in general practice in the NHS, a new study has today warned. The research carr... more >
Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

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The NHS’s longest serving CEO Sir Leonard Fenwick has been sacked by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT (NUT) for “gross misconduct... more >

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As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
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On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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