On the move 30 March
On the move 30 March
by Seamus Ward
30 March 2021

A round-up of the latest job moves

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£500m fuels mental health recovery plan
£500m fuels mental health recovery plan
by Steve Brown
29 March 2021

The government has published a mental health recovery action plan and set out how a £500m funding package, unveiled in last November’s spending review, will be allocated.

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Covid-19 update: 26 March
Covid-19 update: 26 March
by Steve Brown
26 March 2021

Pressure continued this week on vaccine supplies as Europe looked to strengthen controls on Covid vaccine exports to help speed up its own vaccination programmes. Meanwhile, on the anniversary of the UK first going into lockdown, official statistics showed the human impact of the pandemic to date.

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Finance regime unchanged for first six months
Finance regime unchanged for first six months
by Seamus Ward
25 March 2021

The current financial regime in the NHS in England will remain in place for the first six months of the new financial year under planning guidance issued on 25 March.

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Maximise value from Covid innovations, says NHS Scotland chief executive
Maximise value from Covid innovations, says NHS Scotland chief executive
by Steve Brown
25 March 2021

Looking at the resource impacts of innovations introduced during the pandemic will be key to building back health and care systems, according to NHS Scotland chief executive Caroline Lamb

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NHS Scotland staff offered 4% pay rise
NHS Scotland staff offered 4% pay rise
by Seamus Ward
25 March 2021

Most NHS Scotland staff will be offered a pay rise of at least 4%, backdated to 1 December.

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Aligned payment and incentive approach spelt out in tariff consultation
Aligned payment and incentive approach spelt out in tariff consultation
by Steve Brown
23 March 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published their formal consultation on the national tariff for 2021/22, setting out the proposed payment system that would come into place once emergency financial arrangements come to an end.

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Covid-19 update: 19 March
Covid-19 update: 19 March
by Steve Brown
19 March 2021

Europe was in an odd and fast evolving position earlier this week. Many countries stalled use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of fears about links to blood clots. But simultaneously the European Union highlighted shortfalls in the delivery of the same vaccine and threatened export controls if the situation didn’t change.

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PAC issues warning on expiry of PFI deals
PAC issues warning on expiry of PFI deals
by Steve Brown
19 March 2021

Hospitals and other public services could face ‘serious disruptions’ as private finance initiative (PFI) deals come to an end in the coming years unless the expiry process is properly managed, the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.

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Additional Covid funding welcome, but may not be enough
Additional Covid funding welcome, but may not be enough
by Seamus Ward
18 March 2021

The NHS in England has been allocated extra funding of £6.6bn for additional Covid costs in the first six months of the new financial year, but this could be much less than the service needs, according to NHS Providers.

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