Hospital Dr News

GMC approves action plan to improve Revalidation process for doctors

The GMC is taking steps to improve Revalidation and make it a better experience for doctors. A newly-established Revalidation Oversight Group has approv...

Mental health services at a cross roads with pressures compromising too many services

There are ongoing problems with access to, and the quality of, specialist mental health services, a CQC report concludes. The report details the finding...

RCEM calls for extra consultants as part of new emergency medicine strategy

A royal college is calling for an extra 2,200 emergency medicine consultants to reach safe, sustainable staffing levels as part of its plan to improve emer...

£325m investment in STPs must be the start of a larger programme of support

The government are providing £325m of capital investment to support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) across the country. Speaking ...

Growing gaps in paediatric workforce are compromising NHS services, report reveals

Funding pressures, the junior doctor contract, and a reliance on locums is putting paediatric services in the NHS under increased pressure, says the royal ...

Cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS continues to spiral upwards

The NHS paid out more than £1.08 billion in damages to claimants in 2016/17, a 14% increase on the previous year. The first annual report of NHS Resolu...

Government cuts force councils to reduce preventative public health spending

Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm fro...

Mental health: rising demand and staff shortages mean services are overwhelmed

Rapidly rising demand, workforce shortages and the failure of funding to get through to the frontline means core NHS mental health services are being overw...

Fall in senior clinical academic staff is worrying medical schools

The Medical Schools Council is concerned over the falling number of clinical academic staff, as revealed by a recent workforce survey. The survey shows ...

STP relationships strengthen as NHS faces continued financial challenges

Working relationships within the sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), introduced to help transform services and re-balance NHS finances, ...

Heavy NHS workloads compromising junior doctors’ training, GMC survey shows

Most trainees say they work beyond their rostered hours at least weekly, and more than a fifth claim working patterns regularly leave them short of sleep. ...