NHS pay: Call for privately employed staff to get increase

Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says. Source link

Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England

It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination. Source link

Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS

Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs more than 10-fold, says the competition watchdog. Source link

NHS England appoints first female chief executive

Amanda Pritchard to take over from Sir Simon Stevens on 1 August, describing it as a great honour. Source link

Senior doctors in England to be consulted on NHS pay offer

The BMA doctors’ union says the 3% pay rise offer for NHS staff in England is “bitterly disappointing”. Source link

Nurses may consider industrial action over 3% NHS pay rise, union says

The Royal College of Nursing says members are “angry and upset” about the size of the increase. Source link

NHS workers in England offered 3% pay rise

Nurses and other NHS workers will get the extra ‘in recognition of unique impact of pandemic’ on staff. Source link

Covid: Double-jabbed NHS staff could avoid isolation if service under pressure

Dr Jenny Harries, UK Health Security Agency chief executive, said guidance had been issued to NHS and social care settings for situations “where there is a significant risk to health or safety resulting from staff absence or a critical service cannot run”. Source link

NHS Covid app: Should it stay or should it go?

There is a clash over the future of the NHS tracing app, as many delete it – or ignore its alerts. Source link

Covid: NHS backlog in England could reach 13 million, says Sajid Javid

“It’s gone up from 3.5 million to 5.3 million as of today, and I said to the officials so what do you mean ‘a lot worse’, thinking maybe it goes from 5.3 million to six million, seven million. They said no, it’s going to go up by millions… it could go as high as 13… Continue reading Covid: NHS backlog in England could reach 13 million, says Sajid Javid