Physical assaults on NHS staff in England rose by 9.7% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today.
More than a million nurses and other NHS staff in England will be offered a three-year pay deal worth between 6.5% and 29% in an end to years of pay restraint.
Almost all NHS trusts in England plan to use their apprenticeship levy training fund, but would like more flexibility over how it could be spent.
A new NHS pay deal could give 1 million staff a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years, according to a report in The Guardian, but health workers may have to agree to give up a day's holiday in return.
The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access to the medical skills it needs. Immigration law expert Jonathan Beech discusses the pitfalls and disadvantages of this 'one size fits all' limit.
The NHS is on the verge of a staffing crisis, according to the Royal College of Nursing, with more nurses leaving the organisation than joining last year.
The Government seeks views on reforms to the regulation of professionals in the healthcare sector.
Updated to reflect that, from 6 February 2018, the GMC accepts the Occupational English Test as evidence of proficiency in English.
National policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is "not fit for purpose" according to a report from the Health Foundation.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the health sector.