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 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
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.
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.
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.