Hospitals Must Boost Doctors' Pay Urgently to Avoid Winter crisis,NHS Boss Says
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NHS trusts have been ordered to immediately boost doctors’ pay in order to avoid a winter crisis sparked by pension and tax rules.
Hospital managers have been instructed to have urgent “extraordinary” meetings to agree extra payments in order to ensure there are sufficient medics to cover shifts.
Trusts have also been ordered to open more beds, following an NHS “stocktake” process to assess readiness for winter.
A letter from Dame Pauline Philip, NHS national urgent and emergency care director, warns that staff shortages are the “most significant challenge” facing the health service now.
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