Hospital Dr News

“Grant permanent residence to European doctors working in UK as soon as possible”

Medical representatives are calling on the government to grant permanent residence to European doctors working in the UK as soon as possible, following the...

Public satisfaction with NHS high but waiting times and staff shortages a problem

The British public’s satisfaction with the NHS remained steady in 2016, according to King’s Fund research. The findings from the British Social Atti...

Women still under represented in senior NHS roles, study finds

The gender balance on NHS boards is improving, but there is still a lack of women in key roles, such as medical director and chief financial officer, a rep...

NHS doctors will receive yet another below inflation pay rise next year

Hospital doctors will receive a 1% pay rise in 2017/2018. The Pay Review Body recommended the modest uplift, in line with the public sector pay cap impo...

NHS England launches prescription charge overhaul to save the NHS money

NHS England is reviewing prescription drugs with a view to saving £400m per year. The review, in April, will lead to new, national guidance that – fo...

More nurses needed in the NHS to support consultant productivity

NHS consultants are becoming less productive, a report warns. The report, called A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivi...

Litigation quango to be reformed to cut the number of clinical negligence cases

Defence bodies have welcomed plans to overhaul the NHS Litigation Authority, aimed at reducing the number of clinical negligence cases. Health Secretary...

GMC urges doctors in training to share their experiences of rota gaps

The GMC is to ask doctors about the impact of rota gaps on their education and training, as part of this year’s national training survey (NTS). The re...

NHS Improvement puts three more trusts into financial special measures

Three more NHS trusts are being put into financial special measures by NHS Improvement. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norther...

Previous whistleblowers to be protected if they apply for another NHS job

NHS whistleblowers could be protected against discrimination if they apply to work for the health service again. Government plans would give job applica...

Cultural change around doctors’ night shift working is needed, says AAGBI

A new three-point plan has been proposed to address the culture surrounding doctor fatigue in hospitals. The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Brita...