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  • Bullying still on the rise at troubled trust

    • 12 Jun 2024

    An ambulance trust with a long history of cultural problems saw the proportion of staff reporting being bullied or harassed increase in 2023.

  • Conservatives promise to consult on disbarring managers

    • 11 Jun 2024

    The Conservative Party has said it will consult on a disbarring scheme for NHS managers if it wins the general election.

  • ICB chair resigns after refusing ‘to sign off another cut’

    • 11 Jun 2024

    An integrated care board chair has resigned saying she “did not feel able to sign off on a further cut”, and warning its budget plans required “unacceptable consequences”.

  • Labour U-turns on pension tax after ‘NHS exodus’ threat

    • 10 Jun 2024

    Labour has U-turned on plans to reintroduce the pensions lifetime allowance, which the British Medical Association said would have triggered an “exodus” of senior clinicians.

  • Trust’s lead governor resigns after recruitment row

    • 7 Jun 2024

    A foundation trust’s lead governor has resigned and been judged by the FT to have breached its “values” and code of conduct, HSJ has learned.

  • Patient violence against staff falls to five-year low

    • 6 Jun 2024

    The proportion of NHS staff who have experienced physical violence from patients has fallen to its lowest levels in five years, according to the latest survey data.

  • Trusts struggling to recruit directors due to ‘workload and pressure’, says outgoing CEO

    • 4 Jun 2024

    Trusts are getting fewer applications for CEO and director roles due to “pressures” including a lack of resources, poor “work life balance”, and central scrunity, an outgoing acute chief has said.

  • Leak reveals systems planning to cut permanent staff

    • 4 Jun 2024

    NHS organisations across two integrated care systems are planning a cut to their total substantive workforce this year, as part of plans to save money.

  • NHSE appoints ex-college president to new director role

    • 3 Jun 2024

    NHS England has appointed a former royal college president as its first-ever medical director for mental health and neurodiversity.

  • 5,500 managers would be cut under Conservatives’ primary care plan

    • 3 Jun 2024

    The Conservatives have announced they would cut a further 5,500 NHS managers from organisations not providing “frontline patient care” to fund an expansion of primary and community services.

  • Junior doctors to strike next month

    • 29 May 2024

    Junior doctors will hold a five-day “full walkout” ending just 48 hours before the general election.

  • Quarter of minority ethnic bank staff report discrimination

    • 23 May 2024

    Nearly one in seven NHS bank-only workers say they have been discriminated against by patients and the public in the past year, according to an NHS England survey.

  • Regulator chief steps down due to ill health

    • 22 May 2024

    Andrea Sutcliffe is stepping down from her role as chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council due to ill health, the watchdog has announced.

  • Maternity-scandal trust to share chair with neighbour

    • 22 May 2024

    A struggling acute trust has announced plans to share a chair with its neighbouring community provider.

  • CIO appointed as trust’s chief for two years

    • 20 May 2024

    A community trust has appointed its chief information and transformation officer as chief executive in a fixed two-year interim capacity, it has announced.

  • New acting CEO and chair for trust

    • 17 May 2024

    An East Midlands trust has announced it has both a new acting chair and chief executive.

  • ‘Outstanding’ trust appoint new CEO

    • 17 May 2024

    East London Foundation Trust has announced that Lorraine Sunduza will be its new chief executive.

  • Government and junior doctors explore mediation to break ‘logjam’

    • 16 May 2024

    Ministers and junior doctors have agreed to explore mediation in a move that could end months of strike action over pay.

  • ICSs where staffing has grown by a quarter revealed

    • 16 May 2024

    Several systems have increased their permanent staff numbers by around 25 per cent since the end of 2019 despite reporting large financial deficits, an analysis of official data suggests.

  • Leaked NHSE review warns of ‘severe’ lack of nurses with digital skills

    • 14 May 2024

    A leaked NHS England review has warned of a “severe shortage” of nurses and midwives with digital skills despite an ambition to deliver tech-enabled healthcare.