Workforce and Training

Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

19.10.18: The number of people entering GP training is the highest in NHS history, according to new figures from Health Education England (HEE). A total of 3,473 people took up posts this year, surpassing the annual target of 3,250 for the first time...

On your bike!

17.10.18: Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we ar...

Junior doctor withdraws legal challenge arguing that whistleblowing ruined his career

16.10.18: The junior doctor who claimed that whistleblowing ruined his career has withdrawn his case against Health Education England (HEE) and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. After six days of evidence at the Employment Tribunal, it was agreed tha...

Up to 650 jobs could be cut by struggling East Sussex trust as concerns raised over privatisation

16.10.18: As many as 650 jobs could be cut by an East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) as part of the provider’s five-year financial recovery plan in a bid to balance the books. A GMB Union Southern Region announcement today outlined its conc...

Hancock considering ‘modest’ boost to junior doctor contract in bid to ‘put past behind us’

12.10.18: The government is prepared to consider “modest additional investment” in the junior doctors’ contract (JDC) – one of the major points of contention during Jeremy Hunt’s tenure – in order to help “put the...

Hancock threatens much tougher crackdown on agency spending

12.10.18: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has promised to hammer down even more heavily on the use of agency staff across the NHS, a phenomenon which he targeted as one of the key culprits for poor staff morale. Speaking to NHS Provider...

Burnham announces housing and guaranteed employment scheme for nursing graduates

11.10.18: Nursing graduates in Greater Manchester will be guaranteed work in one of the region’s healthcare providers and potential accessibility to housing in the area, Andy Burnham has announced today. Speaking to crowds at the NHS Providers...

Waste company stripped of 15 NHS contracts after body parts piled up at facilities

09.10.18: A waste removal company has been stripped of its NHS contracts after NHS Improvement (NHSI) confirmed that hundreds of tonnes of hospital waste — including human body parts — had been piled up at its facilities. Health minister...

RCN Council to step down with new council to take office in new year

05.10.18: After the vote of no confidence in the RCN Council last week, the majority of the council will now step down with elections to take place as soon as possible. The vote was only advisory, but the council says it “recognises the moral w...

A radical rethink on flexible working

03.10.18: The world of work is rapidly changing, and the NHS needs a radical rethink on its approach, argues Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health. The recent NHS funding pledge came with the usual comments about the need to c...

Glove awareness: a new approach

03.10.18: Professional lead for infection prevention and control at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Rose Gallagher, discusses her work in raising awareness on the correct use of gloves by healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of infection. ...

RCN members pass vote of no confidence in union for ‘misleading’ Agenda for Change pay deal

01.10.18: Members of the Royal Collage of Nursing (RCN) have passed a vote of no confidence in the RCN Council at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Birmingham after nurses were reportedly misled on the Agenda for Change pay deal. Nurses were...

Hancock asks NHSI director to draft 10-year patient safety plan

27.09.18: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has asked Dr Aidan Fowler, the new NHS director of patient safety, to lead on a new 10-year national patient safety strategy. Speaking at the Patient Safety Learning Conference at The King&rsquo...

NHS England announces £10m support scheme for GPs over winter

26.09.18: A new Winter Indemnity Scheme will provide £10m to GPs to support the delivery of additional extended hours, out of hours, and unscheduled care sessions over winter, it has been announced today. The scheme will cover the cost of profe...

Brexit-proofing the workforce

26.09.18: As Brexit looms, radical change is needed to deliver on immigration policy, writes Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers. As Brexit preparations are moving into their final stages, we have looked at what social care and health ne...

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Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

19/10/2018Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

The number of people entering GP training is the highest in NHS history, according to new figures from Health Education England (HEE). A tot... more >
‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

19/10/2018‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

The government is still “a long way” from achieving an effective strategy for integrated health and social care and has been urged to... more >
One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

19/10/2018One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

A new report has revealed that 15% of all NHS trusts using private finance initiatives (PFI) could terminate contracts due to poor performance. ... 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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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and reducing the environmental impact of delivering p... more >
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Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Deal or no deal?

10/10/2018Deal or no deal?

Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit lead, takes a look at what different Brexit scenarios could means for both patients and healthcare pr... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... 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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