The IR35 rule changes take effect this week. Discover all you need to know about the adjustments. If you’re unsure of anything, Liaison invites you to get in touch | Plans announced by NHSI last month to prohibit trusts from using agency staff who simultaneously hold substantive posts in the NHS have now been suspended | Hiring costly agency nurses to tackle chronic staff shortages is costing Northern Ireland’s biggest health trust £1m a month.

The NHS deems its entire PSC workforce inside IR35 | A recruitment drive to fill 150 nursing roles has been launched by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust in a bid to slash agency spend | North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Trust is to exit special measures after four years.

NHS trusts will soon be prevented from engaging agency staff for additional shifts if they are already employed as substantive staff within the NHS elsewhere | The lack of data on the sessional GP workforce means they are being excluded from major decisions on future workload and new models of care, the BMA has warned | Hospital trusts already struggling financially are being charged higher interest rates on bailout loans from the government.

NHS trusts spend £3.2bn a year on corporate services such as HR, finance, legal and payroll, NHS Improvement figures reveal | Doctors could be forced to work in the UK for at least five years after completing their training | Devon hospital faces a £20m deficit as social care ‘crisis’ bites.

The BMA has urged the government to increase health spending by £10bn a year | Acute trusts will only have to hit A&E performance targets for in order to unlock vital sustainability and transformation funding | The latest NHS staff survey data has revealed an apparent rise in workplace satisfaction among NHS staff.