Hospital Dr News

Heavy NHS workloads compromising junior doctors’ training, GMC survey shows

Most trainees say they work beyond their rostered hours at least weekly, and more than a fifth claim working patterns regularly leave them short of sleep. ...

UK nursing numbers in decline as demand for NHS services continue to rise

Nursing numbers in the NHS are in decline, according to new figures. NMC registration data reveals an increase in the number of nurses and midwives leav...

BMA to lobby the Government to decriminalise abortion legal framework

The BMA has called for the complete decriminalisation of abortion and for women to have access to terminations on demand. The union agreed to lobby the ...

BMA reveals “costs” of STPs and calls for re-think on the way forward for NHS

The implementation of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – the government’s key way of implementing its Five Year Forward View – is creat...

BMA wants NHS funding raised to European average as public say services will get worse

Six out of ten members of the public think the NHS will get worse over the next few years. This is a key finding of BMA research, released at its annual...

Ban invasive cosmetic procedures to people under 18 unless professionals involved

A ban on offering ‘walk in’ cosmetic procedures to young people should be implemented. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, called Cosmetic pro...

NHS and social care lose out in Queen’s Speech focused on Brexit

The Queen’s Speech – setting out the legislative framework for the new minority government – has been widely criticised for failing to tackle the cur...

Many baby deaths in NHS are avoidable if best clinical practice followed, report says

Three quarters of babies who died during or shortly after birth or who suffered serious brain injury could have had better outcomes if their NHS care had a...

Call for EU healthcare workers to be given permanent residence, as Brexit talks begin

The government must put the NHS and healthcare front and centre in Brexit negotiations, warns BMA With Brexit negotiations beginning today, the BMA is c...

Deficit for NHS providers cut by two-thirds in last financial year

The deficit for NHS providers has been cut by two-thirds in the financial year just ended – from £2.4 billion in 2015/16 to £791 million in 2016/17. ...

Health Secretary says “support and welfare of NHS staff is number one priority”

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in his first speech since being reappointed, has promised more capital funding for the NHS and legislative change to supp...