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Only a third of MPs believe that A&E departments are adequately resourced

Only a third of MPs believe that A&E departments are adequately resourced, according to a poll. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine reveals just...

NHS staff survey reveals “commitment and resilience” of the workforce despite pressures

NHS staff are showing great resilience in the face of mounting pressure, the annual survey of the workforce reveals. The 2016 NHS Staff Survey, to which...

STPs must prove NHS hospital bed closures will not compromise patient care

Hospital bed closures arising from proposed major service reconfigurations will in future only be supported where a new test is met that ensures patients w...

Two thirds of people support an opt-out organ donation system

Two thirds of people support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system, a survey reveals. Currently England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have an opt-...

NHS sustainability plans unlikely to work without greater government commitment

Local sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) - designed to transform the way health and social care services are organised, delivered, and used acr...

Government must protect patients from Brexit backward-step on rare diseases

Patients with rare diseases could soon be pushed to the back of a queue if the UK is ejected from important European networks that combat these illnesses f...

NHS leaders bickering in public over funding has to stop, warn MPs

The Department of Health, NHS England and No. 10 have to stop bickering in public over funding levels and work together "in the best interests of patients"...

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...