Hospital Dr News

Four out of ten European doctors working in the NHS are considering leaving

The NHS is at serious risk from European doctors considering leaving the UK following the Brexit Vote. A BMA survey of EEA (European Economic Area) doct...

Government plans to prevent child obesity are “severely limited”, argue experts

The action plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity is "severely limited", argue a team of experts. Writing in the BMJ, they say the government m...

Former chair of the BMA’s consultants committee under police investigation

A senior NHS official – who is also a doctor – is being investigated by the police. Dr Jonathan Fielden, who was previously the chair of the BMA’s...

Government must support and resource STPs if they are to succeed

The government must back the proposed radical changes to health services to secure the future of the NHS, The King’s Fund claims. Additional investmen...

Trusts are £886m in debt as winter pressures damage NHS finances

NHS trusts have run up a deficit of nearly £900m in meeting the huge increase in demand for urgent and emergency care. An analysis of demand shows that...

“STPs require nearly £10bn in capital funding if they are to be successful”

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) require at least £9.5bn of capital funding to be delivered successfully but NHS leaders don’t have the ca...

Two thirds of anaesthetic trainees say work pressures are damaging their health

Almost two out of three trainee anaesthetists say their physical or mental health is being damaged because of NHS pressures. Many are sobusy that they ...

Bed crisis: “Surgeons left kicking their heels, waiting for beds to become available”

Surgeons are “kicking their heels” because of delays to operations caused by a shortage of beds in acute hospitals. Dr Clare Marx, president of the ...

Leaked NHS Improvement figures suggest January was worst month for NHS in 13 years

Record numbers of patients spent more than four hours in accident and emergency units in England in January, leaked figures suggest. Last month appears ...

Integrating care is leading to improvement but slowly and with few costs savings

The integration of health and social care has been slower and less successful than envisaged, the National Audit Office has warned. As a result, a repor...

More action required to recover money from overseas patients in the NHS

Health chiefs must take urgent action to recover more money from NHS patients visiting from overseas. That’s the view of a Public Accounts Committee r...