Flexible and agile working is not marginal to organisational performance, it’s a cultural essential

The Inspiring Leaders Network | June 2019 | Flexible and agile
working is not marginal to organisational performance, it’s a cultural essential

The discussion paper from The Inspiring Leaders Network is based on the largest
national flexible working survey with healthcare staff ever undertaken, and includes discussions and insights from current leaders and those pursuing their careers.

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Over 8000 people in clinical and nonclinical roles in England  responded to the survey carried out by The Inspiring Leaders Network, working in partnership with Yorkshire and The Humber Leadership Academy.  The results show clearly the importance of flexible working to those working in healthcare, and the impact a lack of opportunity around flexible and agile working has.

Flexible and agile working is not marginal to organisational performance, it’s a cultural essential

Nursing careers resource

Royal College of Nursing | May 2019 | Nursing careers resource

The Royal College of Nursing and Health Education England have developed a new resource to help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce plan their health careers effectively. 

The resource has been developed to:

  • showcase the different roles within health care via a range of scenarios
  • include a case study and a video or podcast of a registered nurse or clinical support worker currently working in that role
  • enable you to identify an area of practice that you hope to enjoy
  • help you to understand how you might make this change
  • identify what education or training you might need to plan and undertake
  • highlight career options from these roles.

Nursing careers resource

See also: RCN Website launched to help nurses plan their career [press release]

Gender pay gap in England’s NHS: little progress since last year

Appleby, J.| 2019|  Gender pay gap in England’s NHS: little progress since last year |

John Appleby from the Nuffield Trust reports that for the second year of mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap shows localised improvement, but half of NHS organisations reported a growing gap between men and women’s earnings. Appleby asks : now that the deadline for the second year’s reporting has passed, have things changed in NHS organisations? Are they closing the gap? Overall, the short answer is no, though some individual organisations seem to have improved (Source: BMJ).

Full news story available from The BMJ

e-Book: Bereavement- a practical guide for NHS Managers

The Academy of Fabulous Stuff and the IHM | Bereavement- a practical guide for NHS Managers | May 2019 |

Bereavement- a practical guide for NHS Managers is aimed at everyone who comes into contact with bereaved relatives, carers and friends to understand what is required of them and the organisations they work in. 

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This check-list, how-to-do-it, tool-book is written in a straight forward style, provides advice and challenges us to do better

Download the e- Book from The Academy of Fabulous Stuff


The gender pay gap in the English NHS: Analysis of some of the underlying causes

Nuffield Trust | May 2019 | The gender pay gap in the English NHS: Analysis of some of the underlying causes

This briefing from the Nuffield Trus looks at differences in basic pay between men and women employed by the NHS in England, based on data from the NHS electronic staff record for one month. As well as drawing on previous analyses to describe the extent of overall pay differences by staff group, pay band, age and ethnicity, it also identifies factors that drive those differences.

Download the briefing from the Nuffield Trust

Medical register reaches 300,000 for the first time

The UK medical register has hit a major milestone as it welcomed its 300,000th doctor. This comes just under two decades after we hit the 200,000 mark, which occurred just after the turn of the century.

Of the 300,040 doctors now on the register, 95,850 are on the specialist register and 70,154 are on the GP register. The rise of women in the workforce has played a major role in this growth, as the number of female doctors has more than doubled over the past two decades. Women now account for 46% of doctors on the medical register, which has become increasingly diverse in other ways too. About a third of all registrants identify as black and minority ethnic and four in ten obtained their medical degree in the EEA or further overseas.

Full detail at General Medical Council