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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.....

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...

We are delighted to announce that the new Vice-President for the Yorkshire and Humber branch of the HPMA is Ian Brandwood, Executive Director of People and Engagement for the Yorkshire Ambulance...

NHS Employers has published new guidance for employers to promote the use of traineeships in the NHS.

Traineeships are designed to equip young people with the skills, confidence and...

A new study launched by the CIPD today reveals that the UK could face serious skills shortages over the next 20 years if employers don’t change their approach to workforce planning.

As a...

Employers are being encouraged to give staff greater control and flexibility to manage their own time, in an effort to reduce the number of days lost to sickness absence and improve work...

Following the implementation of the new NHS Pension Scheme on 1 April 2015, NHS Pensions have re-published the NHS Pension Scheme Employers' Charter in consultation with the Department of Health,...

Up to 3,365 foreign nurses could be forced to return home in 2017 under changes to immigration rules, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union has warned.

A new pay threshold for migrant...

The winners of the 2015 HPMA Excellence in HRM awards were East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust HR team who were described by the judges as ‘a credit to the service and the profession’.

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