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Continued pay restraint for NHS staff will have adverse effects on the service

Further public sector pay restraint will make it harder to recruit and retain high quality staff and have knock-on effects on the quality of NHS services a...

NHS complaints on the rise as demand for services grows, data shows

There were 208,400 written complaints received by the NHS during 2016/172 - up 4.9% on the previous year, figures show. The figures, from NHS Digital, m...

NHS unions demand 3.9% pay rise and extra £800 for recent restrictions

NHS unions have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise and an extra £800 to make up for the cuts they have seen in recent years. Fourteen ...

New prescribing support for junior doctors released by Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released new guidance to support junior doctors when prescribing in hospitals. The guidance, Supporting Junior...

End of 1% pay cap signaled by government for 2018-2019 pay round

A new public sector pay deal has paved the way for the removal of the 1% pay cap restricting NHS staff wages. The government announced that police and p...

Some STPs have spent millions of pounds on external consultants to draw up plans

Health and social care bosses across England have spent £21m on management consultants to help draw up plans to overhaul regional NHS services. An inve...

Government not doing enough to tackle spiraling costs of clinical negligence claims on NHS

The government has to tackle the spiraling costs of clinical negligence claims across the health and justice systems, according to the National Audit Offic...

NHS provider deficit £3bn higher than reported due to one-off funding boosts

NHS trusts ended last year with an underlying overspend almost £3 billion more than was reported in their official accounts. This is the conclusion of ...

NHS providers heading towards £523m deficit for 2017/2018 after first quarter

NHS providers are on course for a deficit of £523 million at the end of 2017/18 against total revenues of over £80 billion. The latest data from NHS I...

Poverty and deprivation have a significant impact on health outcomes in England and Wales

Avoidable, amenable and preventable mortality is strongly related to area deprivation in England and in Wales, a report by the Office for National Statisti...

Seven hospitals called on to publish private healthcare information for patients

Seven hospitals have been directed to publish information on the quality of their private healthcare services after failing to meet a deadline. The Comp...