Boris Johnson outlines new 1.25% health and social care tax to pay for reforms

Boris Johnson says it is a “responsible decision” but Labour calls the plan a “sticking plaster”. Source link

Jeremy Hunt: Taxpayers must pay more to fund social care

But the ex-health secretary suggests a separate payment rather than rises in income tax or national insurance. Source link

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

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

Social care workers lose out on £7,000 in pay each year, charity says

“We are committed to the sustainable improvement of the adult social care system and, as set out in the Queen’s Speech, we will bring forward proposals later this year to ensure every person receives the care they need, provided with the dignity they deserve,” the statement added. Source link

NHS pay: England senior doctors could strikes over 1% rise

Consultants will be consulted on industrial action if the 1% pay rise offer is not improved, says union. Source link

Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

SOURCES: Medicare.gov: “Durable medical equipment,” “Glossary – M,” “Home health services,” “What’s home health care?” Casey Schwarz, senior counsel, education and federal policy, Medicare Rights Center, Portland, ME. Tatiana Fassieux, Education & Training Specialist, California Health Advocates (CHA), Chico, CA. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “Medicare & Home Healthcare.” MedicareInteractive.org: “Introduction to Medicare.”… Continue reading Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

Pay rise was set to be 2.1% – NHS England chief Simon Stevens

The head of NHS England says he supports the government’s approach to resolving the pay dispute. Source link