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  • Trusts told to offer ‘pension recycling’

    • 22 Sep 2022

    Trusts have been told to offer the option of pay rises for forgoing pension contributions for some senior staff, as part of a package of NHS pension changes announced today.

  • Campaigning MP to chair foundation trust

    • 20 Sep 2022

    A long-serving Labour MP is leaving the Commons after 17 years and will join a mental health trust as its chair, HSJ can reveal.

  • BMA ‘acting like football agents’ inflating extra shift pay, say trust chiefs

    • 20 Sep 2022

    A row has broken out between trust bosses and the British Medical Association over the doctors’ union’s campaign to drive up consultants’ hourly pay rates for extra shifts, HSJ has learned.

  • New lead for DHSC’s MedTech directorate

    • 16 Sep 2022

    The procurement lead from a major London acute will lead the Department of Health and Social Care’s new medical technology directorate, HSJ has learned.

  • ‘Outstanding’ trust to share CEO and chair

    • 14 Sep 2022

    An “outstanding” mental health trust will share a joint chief executive and chair with an acute trust covering the same patch, it has been announced.

  • Pension contributions overhauled amid cut to band 8 take-home pay

    • 13 Sep 2022

    The NHS pension scheme is to be amended so that staff do not face a take-home pay cut by being pushed up a contribution tier because of annual pay awards.

  • Prepare to charge overseas VIPs visiting for Queen’s funeral, trusts told

    • 12 Sep 2022

    NHS organisations should prepare to identify and potentially charge foreign VIPs if they need healthcare during the period of the Queen’s funeral, they have been advised.

  • New government health adviser teams revealed

    • 8 Sep 2022

    Former hospital chief Samantha Jones is leaving government after her role was abolished in Liz Truss’ Downing Street shake-up, but former NHS England director Emily Lawson remains.

  • Serving NHSE director joins trust board

    • 8 Sep 2022

    A senior NHS England figure has been appointed as a non-executive director at a struggling acute trust.

  • Band 8 staff face cut in take-home pay

    • 6 Sep 2022

    NHS England has warned that the latest pay award will mean some senior staff on Agenda for Change will see a cash fall in their take-home pay this month.

  • Exclusive: Government extends pension tax bills deadline

    • 6 Sep 2022

    The government is extending the deadline for NHS staff to apply for their pension tax bills to be taken out of their pension fund as opposed to paying it upfront, HSJ has learned.

  • Trust chief leaves NHSE role

    • 5 Sep 2022

    A provider chief also serving as an NHS England director is returning to his trust full time, with another NHSE director taking over his responsibilities.

  • The Ward Round: A stop-gap with questionable ethics

    • 1 Sep 2022

    Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.

  • ‘Complete’ recruitment freeze ordered at NHSE and CQC

    • 1 Sep 2022

    The health secretary has told NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, and other national agencies to implement a freeze on almost all recruitment.

  • Top CEO announces retirement

    • 31 Aug 2022

    The chief executive of Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, Yvonne Ormston, has announced her retirement.

  • Leaked report shows ‘long-standing’ bullying and discrimination within national agency

    • 26 Aug 2022

    Internal documents show significant evidence of bullying and discrimination within NHS Blood and Transplant which dates back at least eight years, when the organisation was led by the current chief executive of the Care Quality Commission.

  • NHSE director who delivered huge savings to step down

    • 24 Aug 2022

    NHS England director Blake Dark, whose negotiations with the pharma industry are credited with saving the NHS large sums of money on expensive drugs, will leave in November.

  • NHSE director to run London Zoo

    • 23 Aug 2022

    A senior NHS England director has taken a new job heading up The Zoological Society of London, which runs London Zoo, it has been reported.

  • Light-touch scrutiny during covid gave ‘freedom’ to improve, says retiring CEO

    • 23 Aug 2022

    The chief executive of a mental health trust which was recently released from special measures is to retire next year after more than 40 years in the NHS.

  • Top medical director criticised by tribunal after attempted ‘humiliation’ of sacked doctor

    • 23 Aug 2022

    One of the top medical directors in the North West has been heavily criticised by an employment tribunal, after a doctor who was unfairly sacked was then offered her job back on lower pay.