The government has launched recruitment for the first patient safety commissioner for England, revealing the successful candidate could work part-time.
An acute and community trust has appointed a former UK ambassador as its new chair.
Staff absences from NHS trusts hit nearly 120,000 on Wednesday after another increase, HSJ has learned, as the government deployed 200 military staff to plug gaps.
Occupational health professionals should avoid employment and management matters related to unvaccinated NHS staff, new guidance has warned.
Thousands of overseas-qualified doctors wanting to work in the UK will be delayed after the General Medical Council cancelled exams due to the surge in covid cases.
Trusts will be told next week how they should go about dismissing potentially thousands of NHS staff who have decided not to be vaccinated against covid, HSJ has learned.
A mental health and community trust has appointed its executive director for integrated care as acting chief executive.
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The government has selected a senior banker and non-executive director of the Treasury to chair NHS England.
An artificial intelligence company has been hired by the government to monitor online death threats against “high profile individuals” working on the covid-19 vaccination programme.
The number of NHS staff absent for reasons linked to covid has risen by 50 per cent in two days and now stands at 6,799.
The government has refused to clarify the position of NHS Resolution chair Martin Thomas – who stepped down from his role as head of the Charity Commission last week after allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
A London trust has appointed a hospital chief executive on a substantive basis.
The number of NHS staff in London absent due to covid has more than doubled in four days, and one in three of the workforce would be absent by new year’s eve if the growth rate continues.
Samantha Roberts, the managing director of insurance provider Legal and General’s health and care business, is to become the chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The chief executive of an ‘outstanding’ London trust is to move to one of the most troubled trusts in the country.
Government and NHS guidance has been changed and now allows health and care staff with covid-positive household contacts to work, if the staff member is testing negative.
A trust has warned that many of its unvaccinated staff remain unpersuaded despite the prospect of dismissal, and there are ‘very limited’ opportunities for redeployment.
NHS England has hired a new chief commercial officer, who has previously held senior roles at Test and Trace and the Ministry of Defence.
Some hospital trusts in London are beginning to cancel non-urgent elective procedures and redeploy staff, as absences rise ahead of an expected wave of admissions from omicron.