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GPs used NHS commissioning surplus to fund basic practice costs and alternative medicineSubscription
GPs have been able to boost their take-home pay by using commissioning funds rather than their general contractors’ income to buy basic medical equipment and fund practice refurbishments, an investigation by Nursing Times’ sister title has revealed.
Senior NHS managers are being asked to sign a declaration drafted by NHS Employers setting out their reasons for supporting a two year freeze in staff pay increments in exchange for “no compulsory redundancy” guarantees.
DH exploring national pay increment freezeSubscription
The Department of Health is to examine introducing a national freeze in annual pay increments affecting more than a million NHS staff.
Nurses would be offered immunity from redundancy if they agreed to have their Agenda for Change pay increments frozen under secret foundation trust plans.
The government is considering fast tracking health visitor training in a bid to meet its pledge to employ an extra 4,200 health visitors by 2015, Nursing Times has learnt.
Top hospitals show bias for male nurse directorsSubscription
Male nurses are twice as likely to hold a top job in England’s leading hospitals, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will take “immediate action” to address concerns on student mentoring revealed by Nursing Times last month.
Nurse mentoring needs 'renewed focus' Subscription
One of country’s most senior nurses has called for a “renewed focus” on the role of mentors and the mentoring process.
Nurse mentors still 'failing to fail' studentsSubscription
Unpublished research from the University of Hertfordshire shows that nurse mentors are still “failing to fail” poor students, seven years after the issue was first raised.
Nursing academics have admitted universities are incentivised to pass as many students as possible but denied it resulted in them passing poor students.