The NHS is poised to ensure that it only works with compliant PAYE Umbrella Companies as it seeks to improve transparency on its use of agency workers | The NHS will need 190,000 more clinicians by 2027 unless demand is reduced through better productivity and service transformation | NHS boards across Scotland are to receive an injection of £8.4m for resilience ahead of the busy festive period.

The cost of clinical negligence has quadrupled over the last decade | GPs have been sent a letter from a private healthcare company outlining a new ‘self-pay service’ | Scotland’s hospitals have seen a 10 per cent increase in consultant vacancies in the last year.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has announced an extra £2.8bn of NHS funding over the next three years | The NHS has lost the equivalent of 1,000 full-time GPs in the past year | Concordia International, the Canadian drug company, has overcharged the NHS by more than £100m in the past decade.

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems | The BMA in Northern Ireland is putting together ‘rescue teams’ of retired GPs to save practices on the brink of collapse | NHS Western Isles paid £2070 for a 12-hour locum job in 2015-16.

Liaison has been awarded the title of ‘Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Team of the Year’ at the 2017 Rewards | A number of NHS hospital trusts have put tax refund claims from staff on hold, while others are threatening to take back money already paid out | Addenbrooke’s Hospital could save £10m a year – the equivalent of 450 additional nurses, if it applied processes that other NHS trusts implement.