Hospital Dr News

Fraud against the NHS could be costing the service over £1bn a year

The total cost of fraud to the NHS could be as high as £1.25bn a year, warns a new regulator. NHS Counter Fraud Authority (CFA), which has been launche...

NAO: “We must better protect the NHS against future cyber attacks”

The NHS must follow basic IT security best practice if it wants to avoid being damaged by cyberattacks in the future. A National Audit Office investigat...

Plea for extra funds for NHS and social care a head of the November Budget

A plea for additional funds to tackle the growing crisis in health and care services ahead of next month’s Budget has been made by a coalition of health ...

Emergency re-admissions to hospital have risen by a fifth since 2012/13

New figures show that emergency re-admissions to hospital have risen by a fifth since 2012/13. Freedom of Information requests by Healthwatch England re...

Views sought on statutory regulation of physician associates in the NHS

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on how to introduce statutory regulation of physician associates. The consultation acknowledges tha...

Nursing numbers are falling as a potentially challenging winter for the NHS approaches

The number of nurses and health visitors employed by the NHS has fallen for the first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013, according to a new ana...

NHS England targets super-sized chocolate bars in hospitals as part of battle against obesity

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves to help tackle obesity. NHS Englan...

Patients have lower 30-day mortality rates under female surgeons, study finds

Patients treated by female surgeons had a small but statistically significant decrease in 30-day mortality compared with those treated by male surgeons. ...

Ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity since 1975

Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 ...

Trusts continue to miss A&E waiting time targets as winter approaches

Trusts are falling short of NHS England’s intentions for them to hit A&E waiting time targets and experts warn patients are likely to face unacceptab...

Campaign seeks to rename ‘junior’ doctor title in a bid to improve morale

Support is growing for a campaign to rename the role of junior or trainee doctors. Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said doctors needed job...