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  • ‘Sack poor NHS managers’, says new government adviser

    • 3 Oct 2022

    An MP who has just become a ministerial assistant in the Department of Health and Social Care has called for ‘underperforming’ NHS managers to be ‘sacked’, claiming some executives in the health service earn up to £500,000 per year.

  • Record number of NHS staff hand in resignation

    • 3 Oct 2022

    The latest NHS workforce figures have shown that a record number of staff voluntarily resigned from their jobs during the first quarter of this financial year.

  • Trust CEO drafted in to replace departing ICS leader

    • 29 Sep 2022

    The chief executive of a successful acute trust is to take over as the interim leader of an integrated care system.

  • Covid test firm founder made health minister

    • 27 Sep 2022

    A former Department for Work and Pensions non-executive, homelessness charity founder and co-founder of a covid-19 testing firm has been appointed a junior health minister.

  • NHS regional director stepping down

    • 27 Sep 2022

    NHS London regional director and community health trust chief executive Andrew Ridley will step down at the end of December.

  • Big expansion of nurse and doctor training planned by Labour

    • 26 Sep 2022

    Labour would use revenue from a reversal in the 45 per cent rate of income tax to fund “one of the largest NHS workforce expansions in history,” the shadow chancellor has announced.

  • Staffing shortages force NHSE to abandon safety target

    • 23 Sep 2022

    NHS England has this week told trusts it is abandoning a patient safety target ‘until maternity services in England can demonstrate sufficient staffing levels’ to meet it.

  • NHS contractors will pay their own tax after government U-turn

    • 23 Sep 2022

    Controversial reforms governing the tax status of contractors are to be repealed next year as part of a wider strategy to spur economic growth, the chancellor announced today.

  • Trusts told to offer ‘pension recycling’

    • 22 Sep 2022

    Trusts have been told to offer the option of pay rises for forgoing pension contributions for some senior staff, as part of a package of NHS pension changes announced today.

  • Campaigning MP to chair foundation trust

    • 20 Sep 2022

    A long-serving Labour MP is leaving the Commons after 17 years and will join a mental health trust as its chair, HSJ can reveal.

  • BMA ‘acting like football agents’ inflating extra shift pay, say trust chiefs

    • 20 Sep 2022

    A row has broken out between trust bosses and the British Medical Association over the doctors’ union’s campaign to drive up consultants’ hourly pay rates for extra shifts, HSJ has learned.

  • New lead for DHSC’s MedTech directorate

    • 16 Sep 2022

    The procurement lead from a major London acute will lead the Department of Health and Social Care’s new medical technology directorate, HSJ has learned.

  • ‘Outstanding’ trust to share CEO and chair

    • 14 Sep 2022

    An “outstanding” mental health trust will share a joint chief executive and chair with an acute trust covering the same patch, it has been announced.

  • Pension contributions overhauled amid cut to band 8 take-home pay

    • 13 Sep 2022

    The NHS pension scheme is to be amended so that staff do not face a take-home pay cut by being pushed up a contribution tier because of annual pay awards.

  • Prepare to charge overseas VIPs visiting for Queen’s funeral, trusts told

    • 12 Sep 2022

    NHS organisations should prepare to identify and potentially charge foreign VIPs if they need healthcare during the period of the Queen’s funeral, they have been advised.

  • New government health adviser teams revealed

    • 8 Sep 2022

    Former hospital chief Samantha Jones is leaving government after her role was abolished in Liz Truss’ Downing Street shake-up, but former NHS England director Emily Lawson remains.

  • Serving NHSE director joins trust board

    • 8 Sep 2022

    A senior NHS England figure has been appointed as a non-executive director at a struggling acute trust.

  • Band 8 staff face cut in take-home pay

    • 6 Sep 2022

    NHS England has warned that the latest pay award will mean some senior staff on Agenda for Change will see a cash fall in their take-home pay this month.

  • Exclusive: Government extends pension tax bills deadline

    • 6 Sep 2022

    The government is extending the deadline for NHS staff to apply for their pension tax bills to be taken out of their pension fund as opposed to paying it upfront, HSJ has learned.

  • Trust chief leaves NHSE role

    • 5 Sep 2022

    A provider chief also serving as an NHS England director is returning to his trust full time, with another NHSE director taking over his responsibilities.