Hospital Dr News

Experts question where funds will come from for PM’s NHS budget rise

Uncertainty continues over how the Government intends to fund the extra £20.5bn a year, it has committed to the NHS by 2023. In a speech on Monday, the...

Cities should be given greater powers to improve their health and care services

Metro Mayors and other city leaders should be empowered to take greater responsibility for improving the health of the nation’s cities, a report by The K...

Government to allow more overseas doctors and nurses to work for the NHS

The Home Secretary has relaxed immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the EU into the UK. The Home Office said foreign medics w...

Williams Review: GMC should not be able to appeal against findings of MPTS hearings

Doctors may no longer face 'double jeopardy' when being investigated by the GMC. A key recommendation of Prof Sir Norman Williams, in his review of gros...

Readmissions to hospital growing as funding and social care compromised, report says

The number of patients being readmitted to hospital in an emergency with potentially preventable conditions such as pneumonia and pressure sores has grown ...

Home Secretary to reconsider the cap on overseas doctors’ work visas

The new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is “taking a fresh look” at the cap on visas for skilled migrants. The cap has resulted in more than 1,500 doctor...

Year-end £1bn NHS deficit: “reported figures are very much window dressing”

The NHS provider sector ended the financial year with a deficit of £960 million. NHS Improvement said this was £464 million above the ambitious plan s...

“NHS and social care need long term funding solution with substantial tax rises”

With the older population growing rapidly, along with the numbers suffering chronic health problems, and a growing pay and drugs bill, demands on the healt...

BMA junior doctor chair tells junior doctors their voices will be heard as equal partners

The BMA junior doctors committee chair has told trainees their voices will be heard as equal partners as part of a review and fresh negotiations of the con...

Medical bodies to collaborate on new reflective practice guidance for doctors

New guidance for doctors on reflective practice is to be produced jointly by the General Medical Council, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Confer...

Rising admissions to A&E for people with dementia due to ‘threadbare’ social care system

Tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and...