Charlotte Santry is chief reporter for Nursing Times and HSJ. For Nursing Times, Charlotte covers renal, nurse education, occupational health, women's health and adult news. For HSJ her areas are regulation including CQC and Monitor, workforce, leadership including clinical leadership and productivity and efficiency.
- 020 7728 3758
Clinicians have been warned about the risk of death and severe harm arising from the incorrect use of injectable phenytoin.
Services aimed at children and young people are bearing the brunt of cuts to public health spending by local authorities, an investigation has revealed.
The scale of the transfer of NHS nursing staff to independent sector providers in recent years has been revealed in new figures.
Trust ends increment pay freeze over sick leaveSubscription
A second hospital trust in the north west has ripped up a sickness absence policy under which nurses were withheld pay increments, following a landmark legal ruling, Nursing Times has learnt.
The wages of some of the lowest paid nurses in the country are likely to be hit further by the government’s plans to introduce local pay bargaining, figures obtained by Nursing Times reveal.
Local pay bargaining could raise salaries in some English “hotspots” but parts of the West Midlands and Yorkshire, Strathclyde and Wales may lose out, Treasury documents suggest.
The proportion of NHS staff who would recommend their organisation as a place to work is steadily dropping, latest survey results reveal.
Trusts press on with pay curbs for sick leaveSubscription
A tribunal decision that forced a trust to stop withholding pay from staff taking long periods of sick leave has failed to deter other organisations from pursuing similar policies, Nursing Times has learnt.
Health minister Simon Burns has pledged to write to MPs about the current state of the district nurse workforce following concerns highlighted in Nursing Times.
Unions to consider detailed final pensions offerSubscription
Pensions talks between unions and the government have ended with the announcement of a detailed final offer from ministers.