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NHS Staff Survey shows improvements in workplace experience

07 / 3 / 2017 10am

The annual NHS Staff Survey, which more than 423,000 NHS staff completed, has shown their workplaces are improving, despite the huge financial pressures and public demand on healthcare.

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Dr Howard Freeman: Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 2 / 2017 12.02pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 February) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year increasing by 63 per cent in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness amongst patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.

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NHS Employers welcomes announcement on changes to the GP contract for 2017/18

07 / 2 / 2017 2.43pm

The NHS Employers organisation welcomes today’s announcement by NHS England on changes to the GMS contract in England for 2017/18, negotiated by NHS Employers on behalf of NHS England. These changes take effect from 1 April 2017.

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NHS Employers welcomes GMC consultation on a single Medical Licensing Assessment

31 / 1 / 2017 3.40pm

The assessment would help provide employers, and patients, with clearer assurance that all doctors practicing in the UK are working to the same standards of knowledge, skills and preparedness, says Danny Mortimer.

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More NHS staff than ever have been vaccinated against flu this winter

19 / 1 / 2017 7.09pm

More NHS staff than ever before are being vaccinated against flu, according to official figures released today. They show that 594,700 (61.8 per cent) frontline NHS staff across England were vaccinated against flu between 1 September and 31 December last year.

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Danny Mortimer: We welcome Sir Keith Pearson's revalidation report and its recommendations

13 / 1 / 2017 3.15pm

NHS Employers has welcomed the report 'Taking Revalidation Forward', which was commissioned by the General Medical Council and produced by Sir Keith Pearson.

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Record breaking NHS staff flu vaccinations, official figures show

22 / 12 / 2016 2.37pm

The highest proportion of NHS staff ever vaccinated against flu has been achieved, according to official figures published today. The statistics, from Public Health England, show that 55.6 per cent (533,389) of frontline NHS staff across England were vaccinated against flu between 1 September and 30 November this year.

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Danny Mortimer: New contract will tackle issues raised in GMC training survey

30 / 11 / 2016 12.21pm

Responding to the GMC's National Training Survey Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers, said: “The health and safety of staff and thereby their patients is paramount. Many of the issues highlighted in this report will be mitigated by the new 2016 contract of employment for doctors in training."

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Danny Mortimer: We welcome the Health Secretary's focus today on workforce and developing nursing apprenticeships

30 / 11 / 2016 10am

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, welcomed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's focus on leadership and workforce at today's (30 November 2016) NHS Providers’ annual conference.

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A record-breaking start for NHS staff flu vaccinations in 2016

17 / 11 / 2016 3.41pm

Official statistics published today (17 November 2016) reveal record levels of NHS staff have been coming forward to get vaccinated at the start of the flu season.

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