Medical News Checkup - July


Industry News, Medical


Welcome to the Medical Monthly Checkup 

We appreciate how hard healthcare and clinical staff are working in any capacity to help protect the NHS and fight the spread of Covid-19 and deliver the vaccines. So, we're going to continue to bring you some positive news from the medical industry that will offer a breath of fresh air amid the gloom that is surrounding the topic of coronavirus.

And if you are available for sessions, or know someone that is, please check our latest medical jobs below.

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Senior doctors in England to be consulted on NHS pay offer

Senior doctors in England will be asked whether they want to consider industrial action over the 3% pay rise offered by the government. The British Medical Association union says tens of thousands of hospital consultants will be contacted and previously said industrial action may be considered if senior doctors were not given at least a 5% rise. The Department of Health was criticised over its previous stance that only a 1% rise was affordable. But earlier this week, ministers announced a 3% pay rise offer following a recommendation from an independent pay review body.

Read more here (BBC News)


New service to answer patients' Covid vaccination records queries

Patients in England will soon be able to access a dedicated service to answer their specific queries about Covid vaccination records. The service is expected to go live in August, with NHS Digital to provide more information when available. The news comes as GPs have complained that patient phone calls about accessing the NHS App ‘Covid Pass’ feature were adding to their workload. Over 1.3 million new people have registered with the app to show their vaccine status since the feature was announced on 7 May, according to the Government.

Read more here (Pulse Today)


Amanda Pritchard confirmed as NHS chief executive at 'pivotal time' for health service

NHS England has confirmed that Amanda Pritchard will take over as its chief executive from 1 August - becoming the first woman in health service history to hold the post. Ms Pritchard, currently NHS England chief operating officer, has a long health service career behind her - starting as a graduate management trainee in 1997 and moving on to a number of other health service management roles. Ms Pritchard, who will take on control of the £130bn annual NHS budget, said: 'I am honoured to lead the NHS, particularly as the first woman chief executive of an organisation whose staff are more than three quarters female.

Read more here (GP Online)


Challenging the CQC - Advice for GP practices

Challenging the CQC can be a daunting prospect for GP practices, especially given that GPs and their practice managers are so busy. Interactions with the CQC can be laborious and require focus to address and respond to the plethora of enforcement action the regulator has at its disposal. However, it is important that practices do challenge where there are grounds to do so, as a failure to do this could have a material impact on the future of the practice.
The CQC’s model of regulation is in the process of transitioning so that the focus is more on those services that pose a greater risk.

Read more here (GP Online)

Real shift is seen in practice for LGBTQ+ nurses

A group of nurses and health professionals have spoken to Nursing Times about the progress made in ensuring NHS staff from the LGBTQ+ community feel safe and supported at work. Discrimination and inequalities do still exist, and it is important to “shine a light” on disparities, increase visibility and hold people to account over failings, they said. But they also largely agreed that an increasing presence of LGBTQ+ staff networks in the NHS were helping to drive positive change and minimise feelings of “isolation” experienced by nurses and colleagues in the LGBTQ+ community.

Read more here (Nursing Times)


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GP Sessions
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Practice Nurse
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B6 Nurse/Clinical Advisor (phone triage)
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B6 Nurse/Clinical Advisor (phone triage)
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Self Employed GP
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Self Employed ANP
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Band 6 Nurse for UTC
East London - £30 - £35 ph

Telephone Triage ANP
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