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Latest Industry News
Salaried GPs not required to disclose earnings over £150k, BMA confirms
The BMA has confirmed that salaried GPs are not required to declare earnings above £150k. It also said that it is ‘unclear’ how NHS England will ‘police’ declarations and that any evidence sourced for monitoring via ‘illegitimate means’ will be ‘open to legal challenge’. It comes as eligible GPs have been given until tomorrow (12 November) to disclose their earnings from last year if they are £150,000 or more after the annual declaration became a legal requirement last month. However, BMA guidance updated today confirmed that salaried GPs and those ‘employed by a contractor or sub-contractor’ will not need to declare their earnings if above the threshold.
Read more here (Pluse Today)
Covid boosters over 90% effective in adults 50 years and over, study shows
Boosters significantly improve protection against symptomatic Covid-19 in adults aged 50 and over, a UKHSA study has shown. The investigation, which is the first UK real-world study by UKHSA, showed that in adults aged over 49 who had two initial doses of AstraZeneca, protection against symptomatic Covid infection was 93.1% two weeks after they received a booster dose. For those who had a primary course of Pfizer, protection was 90.4%. The UKHSA compared vaccine effectiveness in people over 50 against symptomatic disease in ‘post-booster time intervals, with individuals at least 140 days post a second dose with no booster dose recorded’.
Read more here (Pluse Today)
NT Awards 2021: ‘Remarkable’ nurse professor wins lifetime achievement award
Professor Laura Serrant has been recognised by the UK’s chief nursing officers for her outstanding achievements as a nurse leader and academic. Professor Serrant is head of nursing for North East and Yorkshire at Health Education England and professor of community and public health nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University. CNO for England Ruth May, who announced the award, described Professor Serrant as an “inspirational nurse academic” whose work has had a “profound impact on the development of academic nursing, nursing theory and service delivery in many sectors”.
Read more here (Nursing Times)
North West London trusts launch ‘collaborative bank’ of 20,000 nurses
Four London trusts have created a new shared bank of nurses who can be called upon to fill gaps in rotas, amid nationwide nursing shortages and ongoing service pressures.The North West London Nurses Collaborative Bank will allow nurse bank members employed by the trusts to move between any of the organisations by booking onto shifts through an app. The trusts involved are Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. The platform will enable the trusts to advertise vacant shifts to a "pool" of 20,000 registered nurses who work across the four organisations.
Read more here (Nursing times)
Project aims to help GPs tackle health inequalities in most deprived areas
A new project, funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, is aiming to support general practices to tackle health inequalities, particularly in deprived areas. The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will work closely with the CQC to look at best practice and innovative solutions that have a real impact on inequalities in access, experience, and outcomes in areas of high deprivation across the country.
Read more here (GP Online)
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