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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%, in an attempt to head of the threat of industrial action. However Hunt has indicated that he also wants to curb other elements such as guaranteed pay rises. Previous attempts to renegotiate a contract for junior doctors had lead to outrage after the junior health workers felt that they would be forced to work more hours for less money.

The average age of maternity staff is increasing. Last year was the first year on record that there were more than 1,000 midwives over the age of 60 working across the UK. With many due for retirement, alarm bells are starting to ring over how the NHS service will continue with such a collapse in numbers of experienced staff.

UCLH creates first NHS Values-Based-Recruitment tool to improve quality of hire

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has created the first online candidate assessment tool in the NHS to improve the quality of every new hire. Based on UCLH’s values and behaviour framework (VBR) which includes safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, the self-assessment tool was created in partnership with behaviour change experts The Chemistry Group and…

Charging NHS staff to park at work is “immoral”, says Unite

Extortionate car parking charges in South Tyneside for health visitors and community nurses, who use their vehicles for work, highlight a problem across England, Unite, the country’s largest union, has said.  South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust introduced charges of £1.20 an hour or £12 a month from 1 July affecting more than 60 community staff,…

NHS voted most popular graduate employer

For the third time in a row, the NHS was voted by undergraduates as the most popular graduate employer in a survey of nearly 30,000 undergraduates conducted by international research firm trendence – the trendence Graduate Barometer 2014. The 2014 release of the ranked list of the 300 most popular employers is here At a time when public…

NHS need to prioritise employee engagement

A major publication released today by the IPA argues that effective employee engagement is key to meeting the challenges the NHS faces. Evidence shows that employee engagement in the NHS is linked to staff wellbeing, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes such as mortality. Put simply, engaged staff deliver better, safer care. Engagement in the NHS…