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  • Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status

    • 16 May 2022

    More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.

  • NHSE staff survey delivers damning verdict on People Directorate

    • 12 May 2022

    NHS England’s People Directorate recorded consistently poor results across the great majority of key measures according to the organisation’s annual Staff Survey, HSJ has discovered

  • Disabled staff nearly twice as likely to face performance management

    • 12 May 2022

    Disabled NHS staff are nearly twice as likely to face formal questions over their ability to do their job than their non-disabled colleagues, an NHS England report has revealed.

  • Troubled acute appoints council chief as CEO

    • 11 May 2022

    A major acute trust in the East Midlands has appointed the chief executive of the local county council to be its new chief executive.

  • Retired CEO to lead trust with ‘deep-seated’ cultural problems

    • 11 May 2022

    A trust found by a review to have ‘multiple’ corporate governance problems and ‘deep-seated’ cultural issues has appointed a recently retired chief executive as its new chair.

  • Thousands of clinicians ‘unable to work’ after registration blunder

    • 6 May 2022

    Thousands of physiotherapists have been left unable to work after they accidentally failed to reregister with the Health and Care Professions Council, HSJ has been told.

  • New national tech chiefs named

    • 5 May 2022

    Two tech chiefs will lead digital strategy and policy teams across NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care after former NHSX CEO Matthew Gould announced he will focus on a new “priority work” for Amanda Pritchard.

  • Replacement chosen for NHS’s most respected trust CEO

    • 4 May 2022

    A mental health trust has appointed an acting chief executive, after its highly regarded CEO left to run an acute provider.

  • Former nursing chief drafted in to chair trust at centre of merger row

    • 4 May 2022

    The former chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has been appointed chair of a small specialist trust involved in a controversial proposed merger.

  • Few staff using wellbeing hubs despite rise in sick days

    • 3 May 2022

    Only 53,500 staff have used a flagship NHS staff wellbeing initiative in its first year of operation, HSJ can reveal, while separate analysis finds mental health sick days have soared in the last five years.

  • Trust’s pension fix refusal risks wave of doctor resignations

    • 29 Apr 2022

    A ‘significant flurry’ of senior doctors will look to retire after a trust rejected a scheme designed to avoid higher taxes on their pensions, according to internal emails.

  • The Ward Round: The Great Resignation

    • 28 Apr 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.

  • ‘Heavily funded NHS recruitment’ taking staff away from social care

    • 28 Apr 2022

    Government advisers have warned that well-funded NHS recruitment campaigns are diverting staff away from social care services, and called on ministers to adopt a ‘joined-up approach’ to attracting workers to health and social care.

  • Cost of living pushing more staff to ‘off-framework’ agencies

    • 27 Apr 2022

    Clinicians are increasingly choosing to join ‘off-framework’ staffing agencies which pay higher day rates, pushing up trusts’ costs, according to information shared with HSJ.

  • More than 7k resignations every month as NHS staff seek better work-life balance

    • 27 Apr 2022

    New NHS staffing data suggest a ‘worrying acceleration’ of people choosing to resign from their jobs.

  • Second NHSE tech director to join Palantir

    • 26 Apr 2022

    A second NHS tech director will join a technology company which is reportedly the favourite to win a new major data contract with the health service.

  • NHS management overly ‘task focused’, government review finds

    • 26 Apr 2022

    NHS management and leadership are overly ‘task focused’, according to briefings by the senior military leader who has carried out a major review of health and care for the government.

  • ICSs must seek permission to bust £170k pay cap for directors

    • 20 Apr 2022

    Integrated care systems must make the case to NHS England and ministers if they want to pay executives more than £170,000, leaked guidance reveals.

  • The Ward Round: Midwifery in crisis

    • 14 Apr 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.

  • Huge drop in midwives’ morale amid Ockenden fallout

    • 13 Apr 2022

    There has been a dramatic fall in morale among midwives across multiple measures within the NHS staff survey.