Hospital Dr News

House of Commons data briefing reveals true extent of winter pressures in 2017/2018

The NHS winter pressures in England in 2017/18 were the most intense on record, according to a House of Commons Library briefing. The briefing summarise...

Public say they’re prepared to pay more tax to better support the NHS

Nearly two thirds of Britons are ready to pay more tax to bail out the NHS, a British Social Attitudes survey reveals. The research finds widespread con...

Doctors suffering due to inconsistent and unfair disciplinary procedures in NHS trusts

Inconsistent and unfair disciplinary procedures in trusts must be addressed if the NHS is to shift from a culture of fear in healthcare, to one of openness...

Levels of NHS performance expected and savings demanded are beyond reach, report says

NHS trusts must be set more realistic productivity targets given the current demand for their services, a report concludes. The report by NHS Providers ...

Prime Minister finally pledges to develop long-term NHS funding plan

The Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to bring forward a long-term funding plan for the NHS in response to rising demand. May’s announcement foll...

Brexit: “UK must collaborate with EU on research to develop new medicines and devices”

Brexit negotiators must prioritise patient safety in the next round of negotiations, a report by the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee urges. ...

Hunt outlines the seven principles underpinning the Social Care Green Paper

The Health and Social Care Secretary spelled out the seven principles that will underpin the green paper on the reform of social care for older adults this...

Clinical Excellence Awards are set to continue but new ones will be non-pensionable

Clinical Excellence Awards will continue in future and NHS trusts will be obliged to run the scheme for their consultants. However, from April 2018, new...

Decline in the number of FY2 doctors moving into UK specialty training continues

New figures suggest the decline in the number of FY2 doctors moving into UK specialty training continues. The report, called the UK Foundation Programme...

UK lagging behind other countries on child health, research reveals

After many years of progress, health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immun...

Health chiefs failing to investigate rising deaths in England and Wales, argue experts

Health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates and worsening health outcomes in England and Wales, argue experts in The BMJ...