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A Greater Manchester hospital has become the first in the UK to offer addiction treatment to all of its patients that smoke.
Students who qualify from a Greater Manchester university and go on to work for a minimum of five years could get their bursaries repaid, according to a proposed plan in the north west from the city’s new mayor Andy Burnham.
The government’s 1% annual pay rise cap for nurses is “damaging” and, if continued, risks the NHS losing the goodwill of staff who are holding the health service together in the face of “unprecedented” strain, Labour MPs have warned during a debate.
Labour MP Andy Burnham has pledged to keep bursaries for student nurses if he becomes the Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Labour’s new party leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Luciana Berger as shadow minister for mental health in a newly created position.
Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander has been appointed shadow health secretary, replacing Andy Burnham, who is now shadow home secretary.
Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a “seven-day service” that provides care for people at whatever time they require.
The shadow health secretary has promised to repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012 before the summer because he claims it has put the “wrong values” at the centre of the NHS.
Labour has pledged to shield voluntary sector organisations from the effects of its “NHS preferred provider” policies by giving not-for-profit providers “longer and more stable arrangements”.
A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has called on the government to hold an “urgent” summit to address the growing pressures facing the healthcare system this winter.
The government has announced that an extra £300m will be redirected to measures designed to help the NHS cope with winter pressures, including boosting staff numbers and services, particularly at weekends.
The growing financial stress on the NHS is “not sustainable”, with the government forced to plough more than half a billion pounds of emergency cash into struggling health trusts last year, auditors have warned.
A Labour government would use pay restraint and make “difficult choices” about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year, Andy Burnham has said.
A “challenging winter” has been forecast for the NHS in England, as a leading health think-tank’s latest quarterly report found evidence of “worrying” declines in levels of morale among staff.
The number of hospitals failing to meet cancer waiting time targets has trebled in just one year, Labour has warned.
Labour is accusing David Cameron of misleading the public over his plans to privatise the NHS in England and call for contracts putting the service “up for sale” to be frozen until after the general election.
Health unions, regulators and other nursing organisations have largely welcomed the publication of safe staffing advice for nursing care on adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.
Nearly 4,000 managers have been rehired by health service organisations since being made redundant during the government’s NHS re-organisation, according to latest figures.
The NHS is a “demoralised, degraded and confused” health service two years into a government re-organisation, shadow health minister Andy Burnham has claimed.