NHS England has published details of a voluntary redundancy scheme, which has been launched in an effort to cut its headcount by up to 40 per cent and help “minimise any need for compulsory redundancy”.
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.
NHS Supply Chain has appointed a commercial director to take charge of major reforms to its operating model and oversee day-to-day procurement of £3.5bn worth of devices and supplies vital for trust operations.
More than 300 clinicians are being sought from primary care to help London Ambulance Service during next week’s strike, according to a letter seen by HSJ, amid fears it will have a greater impact than last month’s industrial action.