News

In the news area of the HPMA website we highlight association news but also bring you text feeds (RSS and Twitter) from popular professional publications (eg HSJ, Personnel Today) and key healthcare organisations (NHS Employers, NHSConfederation, DH). Click on a story, in the main page or left hand columns to find out more.....

The government has announced it will lift immigration controls on nurses working in the UK, in a bid to ease pressure on the NHS.

Nursing will also temporarily be added...
Alison Kingscott, director of HR and OD at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has recently taken over the vice presidency of the South West branch from Hein Scheffer. Here she tells us about her...
Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as the Chief Executive of NHS Improvement.
 
NHS Improvement was created...
NHS Employers has published a guide to the new state pension rules for those that reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, which will have significant financial implications for...
 Grandparents will be able to take paid time off work for childcare under government plans to extend the existing shared parental leave.

Parents and grandparents will be able to divide...

Employers may want to do more to ensure new staff realise the importance of their employment contract, after a survey revealed that only 0.6 per cent of people claim to have read theirs, reports...
This year's stop smoking campaign by Public Health England starts on 1 October and coincides with a new law designed to protect children from the dangers of second-hand smoke. It will be illegal...
Sharon Gregory looks at the findings of an EU health programme study into the challenges of recruiting and retaining staff.
 
Many EU countries...
The Government has confirmed it plans to introduce a public sector exit payment cap of £95,000 for public sector workers, which includes the NHS, reports NHS Employers.  The Enterprise Bill 2015...

The London HPMA Academy has created an HR Competency Framework, which is a simple, easy-to-use tool that sets out the core competencies expected of all HR professionals working in the NHS and the...

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