Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contribures regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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Removing Health Education England from the protected NHS budget would result in cuts to frontline NHS services, its chief executive has warned.
The mistakes of the past in the care of dying patients could be repeated if staff are forced to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on outcomes and informed judgment, warn researchers.
The avoidable death of a baby girl six years ago is to be re-examined after an independent national review warned the case had parallels with the Morecambe Bay care scandal.
The health secretary has promised an independent investigation of the death of a baby whose ‘incredibly distressing’ case highlighted a regulatory ‘gap’ in the NHS’s ability to probe historic complaints.
Fitness to practise hearings against five midwives from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been delayed because of legal action by their defence lawyers, Nursing Times’ sister title HSJ has learned.
Price caps on the hourly rate the NHS can pay agency nurses may not take effect until December, after regulators received more than 100 responses to a consultation on the controversial plans.
More than 2,100 mental health patients were forced to travel “out of area” for an inpatient bed in May this year, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be “no expectation” that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1% ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.
An investigation commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands hospital trust is understood to have been completed.
A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.
- Trusts will be able to breach spending cap on agency nurses
- Monitor claims it is not telling trusts to stop hiring nurses
- Morecambe Bay probe boss joins maternity service review
- NICE abandons plan to publish A&E safe staffing guidance
- Hospitals struggling to hit own targets for nurse staffing levels
- Midlands trust agrees living wage pay rise for over 450 staff
- Mental health beds shortage is actually a 'discharge crisis'
- Trusts face pressure on NICE safe staffing recommendations
- NICE to publish A&E staffing guidance halted by NHS England
- NHS leaders 'didn't like answer' they got on staffing levels