Hospital Dr News

Lack of leadership training for juniors wastes potential to improve healthcare

Junior doctors believe their leadership and management training is inadequate in providing the skills needed to deliver sustainable quality improvements in...

ST3 medical recruitment to be re-run despite job offers having been confirmed

A mistake in the recruitment process for ST3 grades by the Royal College of Physicians has left up to 1,500 junior doctors having their job offers withdraw...

GMC updates guidance to help doctors with appraisals and revalidation

The GMC has written to all UK-registered doctors to make them aware of its new guidance to help with the task of collating information necessary for apprai...

Medical leaders call on PM to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors

Doctors’ representatives have written to the government urging them to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors. It follows reports that the Prim...

Paediatric units in the NHS are understaffed and under pressure, audit reveals

Additional resourcing of children’s health services in the NHS is urgently needed, a report says. The Facing the Future Audit 2017, published by the R...

Government urged to adopt minimum pricing plan for alcohol in England

Health, homelessness and children’s leaders have urged the government to implement minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in England. The calls come a...

NHS needs £50bn more by 2030 in England, claims Lord Darzi report

The NHS needs £50bn more by 2030 in England, a report by former health minister Lord Darzi suggests. The report says the extra funding is in line with ...

“Causes of multimorbidity poorly understood and strategies for its prevention are lacking”

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple he...

Hunt asks MPs for funding ideas as experts call for long-term NHS and social care plan

A long term funding plan must bring health and care together and move away from short-term cash injections that do not enable transformation. That’s t...

House of Commons data briefing reveals true extent of winter pressures in 2017/2018

The NHS winter pressures in England in 2017/18 were the most intense on record, according to a House of Commons Library briefing. The briefing summarise...

Public say they’re prepared to pay more tax to better support the NHS

Nearly two thirds of Britons are ready to pay more tax to bail out the NHS, a British Social Attitudes survey reveals. The research finds widespread con...