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  • Industrial tensions are simmering

    • 23 Jun 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.

  • Ministers opposed 48 manager pay deals worth £150,000+ in last three years

    • 23 Jun 2022

    Ministers have opposed nearly 50 proposed pay deals for top NHS managers in the last three years – but were only able to block four of them – figures obtained by HSJ have shown.

  • Javid hires new patient safety watchdog

    • 20 Jun 2022

    The government has lined up a former national guardian for the NHS as the country’s first patient safety commissioner.

  • Ditch recruiters who don’t deliver diverse candidates, says NHSE director

    • 17 Jun 2022

    An NHS England leadership chief has criticised the lack of diversity among the top ranks of the country’s new integrated care systems, adding the low level of ethnic minority representation ‘really isn’t good enough’.

  • Over half of ethnic minority NHS leaders consider quitting due to racism

    • 17 Jun 2022

    Just over half of senior ethnic minority leaders have considered leaving the NHS due to experiencing workplace racism, a survey shared with HSJ suggests.

  • Rail strikes ‘will kill people’, warns NHS leader

    • 17 Jun 2022

    Next week’s rail strikes will ’probably end up killing people’ as they will prevent staff working for already struggling ambulance trusts from getting to work, a senior NHS leader has told HSJ.

  • Trust rows back on ‘too tall or too short’ dismissal threat

    • 16 Jun 2022

    Staff risk being sacked because they are too short or too tall to drive a van-conversion ambulance, union officials have warned.

  • Long-serving CEO announces retirement

    • 14 Jun 2022

    A long-serving community and mental health trust chief executive has announced he will retire next March.

  • NHS England recruiting five new board directors

    • 14 Jun 2022

    NHS England is appointing five new non-executive directors to its board, according to an announcement published this week.

  • Interim CEO drafted in to calm trust’s leadership woes

    • 14 Jun 2022

    An ambulance trust which is expected to be heavily criticised in an imminent Care Quality Commission report has appointed a new interim chief executive.

  • Virgin Care boss appointed CEO of mental health provider

    • 10 Jun 2022

    The chief executive of the business formerly known as Virgin Care has been appointed CEO of a large independent mental health provider

  • Javid: ‘Extra pay for leaders in challenged areas’

    • 8 Jun 2022

    Sajid Javid says NHS leaders will be incentivised to take jobs in challenged organisations through increased pay offers and better ‘support packages’.

  • Government plans ‘single set of management standards’ for the NHS

    • 8 Jun 2022

    A government review of health and care leadership has recommended a single set of ‘core leadership and management standards’ for NHS managers.

  • Messenger at odds with Javid over NHS diversity jobs

    • 8 Jun 2022

    Sajid Javid’s claim that the number of NHS roles dedicated to promoting equality and diversity should be cut is incorrect and not what the government-commissioned review into NHS management recommended, according to its author.

  • New role for CQC chief inspector

    • 7 Jun 2022

    The Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of primary care is taking up a new role at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, it has been announced.

  • May, Powis and Hartley given top Jubilee honours

    • 2 Jun 2022

    NHS England’s national medical director and chief nurse are among the health service staff who have been recognised for their services in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List.

  • Government criticises trust over chief executive appointment

    • 1 Jun 2022

    An East of England trust has breached government rules by announcing its new chief executive too early — putting him in what was described as an ‘untenable’ position.

  • Hospital seeks ‘non-medical consultant’ to supervise A&E

    • 31 May 2022

    A hospital is seeking to appoint an advanced clinical practitioner to work on its emergency department “consultant rota”, meaning they would likely be able to supervise its emergency department in place of a medical consultant.

  • The Ward Round: Calling BS

    • 26 May 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.

  • Return to work scheme scrapped after just five doctors find jobs

    • 25 May 2022

    A Health Education England programme to help doctors who had left medicine return to practice has been abolished after it found work for just five medics.