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Health Education England launches plan to strengthen NHS workforce

The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff. These are the key ...

NHS work culture needs to change to better support trainee doctors, college says

The NHS needs to tackle its poor work place culture and improve the morale of doctors in training, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has warned. ...

Chair of King’s resigns and calls for a fundamental rethink of NHS funding

The high profile chair of King’s College Hospital has stepped down criticising the government’s lack of support for acute trusts. Bob Kerslake, a fo...

Under-funded social care sees 1400 people with dementia stranded in hospital at Xmas

A lack of available care homes and home care due to under-funding will see at least 1,400 people with dementia spending Christmas Day in hospital, despite ...

NHS trusts already full at the start of winter despite NHS England planning

NHS England data shows that trusts are already under significant pressure at the start of the winter period. The figures also show that hospitals in Eng...

Cost of clinical negligence grew to £1.6 billion in 2016–17 for NHS trusts

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee says action is required by the government to address impact of clinical negligence claims on NHS resources. ...

New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money

Improvements in NHS flu vaccination programmes can reduce NHS staff sickness, reducing the strain on NHS services during the winter months. That's the k...

NHS elective care being rationed to prop up deteriorating A&E waiting time performance

A&E performance against the four-hour wait target stands at just 82.45% - 12.55 percentage points lower than the 95% standard, as the NHS enters winter...

Health services in immigration detention centres need overhaul, says BMA

Health needs of migrants and asylum seekers cannot be met in immigration centres, warns the BMA. Its report says the detention of people who have not be...

“Ministers must listen to NHS leaders and put the service on a sustainable footing”

NHS England has warned the government that it can no longer guarantee the delivery of national performance standards. The warning came at NHS England’...

Stroke audit reveals improved access to NHS treatment despite variation in performace

Patients are receiving quicker access to tests and treatment for stroke, a report reveals. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, shows ...