0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Health and Social Care Act – recruitment challenges ahead?

30 March 2012

With the Health and Social Care Bill finally receiving Royal Assent this week finalising staffing structures and the appointment of individuals to key roles such as the Accountable Officer, Chair and Chief Finance Officer for the shadow CCGs will need to take priority.

A Health Service Journal survey has revealed that 60% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) want primary care trust (PCT) managers as their Accountable Officers and to fill key leadership roles. However, recent data released by the Department of Health revealed that £168m was spent on PCT redundancies and early retirements in 2010-11 to help meet government savings targets. Perhaps even more worrying is that half of all mangers who signed up the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) were clinicians and experts in commissioning and finance.

Only time will tell if CCGs are able to encourage those that left under the MARS scheme to take up posts in their organisations.

related opinions

The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020

On 14 October 2020, The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) were made into law and will come into force on 4 November 2020.

View blog

Employers liability for practical jokes in the workplace

The extent of vicarious liability has been tested by the courts again and this time in relation to employees engaging in horseplay and practical jokes.

View blog

Job Support Scheme

The Government has been firm that there will be no extension to the current Job Retention Scheme which is due to end on 31 October. However yesterday saw the announcement of the Job Support Scheme.

View blog

Coronavirus employer penalties

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 come into force today. Find out what is says here.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up