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  • Consultants vote ‘no confidence’ in trust board

    • 7 Dec 2023

    The consultants committee at a mental health trust has passed two ‘no confidence’ votes in its board, after the medical director was unexpectedly suspended from his duties.

  • Ex-national director to lead ICS group

    • 5 Dec 2023

    The former medical director of NHS Improvement – who now holds several local board roles – is to become chair of the national NHS Integrated Care System network.

  • Junior doctors announce strike in first week of January

    • 5 Dec 2023

    The British Medical Association has announced nine days of further strike action by junior doctors, after extended talks with the government failed to produce an offer the union felt could be put to members.

  • Staff set to miss out on ‘covid bonus’ despite government U-turn

    • 5 Dec 2023

    Staff in some organisations providing NHS services – including in trusts’ subsidiary companies – are likely to miss out on the one-off ‘covid bonus’ paid to other health service staff, despite an apparent government agreement to fund it, HSJ has been told

  • Minister: There’s systemic racism in the NHS

    • 1 Dec 2023

    A health and social care minister privately said there was ‘systemic’ racism within the NHS and called for an investigation into it.

  • ‘Instrumental’ NHSE director departs

    • 1 Dec 2023

    One of the architects of NHS England’s new commercial strategic framework is leaving the organisation this month.

  • High profile director hired by trust to lead recovery from scandal

    • 29 Nov 2023

    A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.

  • Nurses demand new negotiations after pay deal ‘eclipsed’ by consultants offer

    • 29 Nov 2023

    The government must re-open pay negotiations with nurses in the wake of its pay offer to consultants, the general secretary and chief executive of the Royal College of Nurses has told the health secretary.

  • BMA agrees to end ‘rate card’ demands under pay deal

    • 27 Nov 2023

    The government has reached an agreement with union leaders over consultants’ pay that will now be put to members, including a commitment from the British Medical Association to cease promoting its controversial ‘rate cards’ for overtime shifts.

  • ‘Appalled’ nurses ‘more likely to strike’ after doctors deal, warns RCN

    • 27 Nov 2023

    The Royal College of Nursing has reacted furiously to news that medical consultants have been offered a new pay deal for 2023-24, saying nurses are now more likely to strike.

  • Two ICBs appoint chief executives

    • 23 Nov 2023

    Two integrated care boards in the Midlands have made their interim chief executives substantive.

  • Exclusive: Paramedics unable to work as recruitment outstrips ambulance numbers

    • 23 Nov 2023

    Up to 50 ambulance crews are unable to go out on the road in London every day because the service does not have enough vehicles for its increasing workforce, HSJ can reveal.

  • Trust reviews leadership options as CEO leaves for scandal-hit neighbour

    • 22 Nov 2023

    A scandal-hit acute trust has appointed the long-serving leader of a specialist provider as its substantive chief executive.

  • National team in £600k senior management recruitment drive

    • 20 Nov 2023

    NHS England’s commercial directorate is bringing in six new directors and senior managers with a combined salary package of at least £600,000 to help it deliver £1.5bn in savings over the next five years.

  • Chair had ‘no hint of objectivity’ when judging sacked CEO’s behaviour

    • 20 Nov 2023

    NHS Blood and Transplant’s chair has been heavily criticised by an employment tribunal over the unfair dismissal of its former chief executive.

  • ‘Outstanding’ hospital CEO to leave after 18 months

    • 16 Nov 2023

    An acute trust chief executive is retiring next spring after a year-and-a-half in post.

  • Some managers get no training or support, warns Pritchard

    • 16 Nov 2023

    Training and development of managers is inadequate and patchy, the NHS England chief executive has warned, arguing that introducing statutory regulation would improve it.

  • Tory leadership candidate appointed health minister

    • 14 Nov 2023

    Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care in Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle.

  • New CEO appointed at struggling ICB

    • 14 Nov 2023

    One of England’s most challenged integrated care systems has appointed a new chief executive.

  • NHSE director to leave next month

    • 13 Nov 2023

    NHS England’s director for clinical integration has announced she is leaving the national commissioner in December.