Hospital Dr News

Postcode rationing of NHS services hitting patients in the South disproportionately

There is significant regional variation in NHS waiting times and access to medical technology, a report claims. Patients in the South of England are wai...

Credentialing to have important role in modernising doctors’ training

The development of credentialing in training is important to ensuring that medical education and training responds to the needs of patients going forward. ...

Patients waiting for planned surgery in NHS tops 4 million proving system is “unsustainable”

The number of patients waiting for planned surgery in an NHS hospital in England has topped 4 million for the first time in a decade, new figures show. ...

Extra medical school places confirmed for next year by Department of Health

An extra 500 medical school places in England have been confirmed for next year by the government. But the RCP and BMA have said it does not address the...

Investigation reveals growth in postcode rationing as pressure on NHS mounts

There has been a surge in the number of funding requests that doctors in England are being forced to make on behalf of their patients for treatments that a...

Most F1s positive about NHS career but they still need more support

A third of F1s found the experience of their first year in medicine better than they had expected. A poll of 450 newly qualified doctors, who have compl...

New efficiency proposals in general surgery could save NHS over £160m annually

There’s significant potential to cut variations in practice between general surgery services and make significant NHS savings. Analysis by the Getting...

Junior doctor found dead at work at Musgrove Park Hospital – suicide suspected

A junior doctor has reportedly committed suicide at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital, where he worked. Police were called in to investigate after a man'...

Government to create 21,000 new mental health posts in £1.3bn boost to services

The government has launched plans to expand NHS mental health services. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said 21,000 new posts would be created at a cost of...

BMA warns new plans for severe NHS cuts are “shrouded in secrecy and potentially devastating”

Health service leaders have refused to publish details of plans for severe cuts that could affect NHS services. The Capped Expenditure Process (CEP) was...

Review into impact of EU migrants in the UK welcomed but “too late to help NHS”

NHS leaders have welcomed the Home Office’s launch of an independent review into the impact of EU migrants on the UK economy, but criticised the lateness...