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Mother accuses surgeon of ‘sexism’ after letter praising husband for ‘manfully stepping in’

A mother has been left outraged after a 'sexist' surgeon said her husband had 'manfully' stepped in to take their daughter to a hospital appointment when s...

BMA GPC leader pours cold water on organising industrial action ballot

The BMA is unlikely to pursue industrial action in the form of mass list closures any time soon, the chair of its GP Committee has indicated. Speaking a...

Paradise Papers: Private equity firm made struggling care home operator take costly loan

Britain’s second biggest care home operator was made to borrow money through a very expensive loan from its private equity owner in a deal designed to ex...

NHS trusts accused of ‘backdoor’ privatisation over staff subsidiary firms

Health trusts have been accused of taking a first step towards privatisation by transferring the employment of support staff to new subsidiary companies. ...

“Surgical teams could carry out more ops if they stopped wasting two hours a day”

NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better, a new study suggests. The r...

Surgeons are ​putting patients’ lives in danger ​due to “culture of bullying”, report finds

Trainee surgeons are being assaulted during operations for raising safety concerns as part of an ‘endemic culture of bullying’ that causes patient deat...

NHS chiefs spend £100,000 on failed bid to stop whistleblower having his day in court

NHS chiefs spent more than £100,000 on a failed bid to stop a whistleblowing junior doctor having his day in court. Dr Chris Day, 32, said his career w...

Jeremy Hunt inflates the number of mental health workers recruited in Commons speech

Jeremy Hunt has admitted making false claims in the House of Commons today. Speaking on World Mental Health Day, he inflated the increase of mental heal...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pledge £20,000 ‘golden hello’ for rural GPs

Newly-qualified GPs are to be offered a one-off payment of £20,000 if they start their careers in areas that struggle to attract family doctors. The £...

Tributes to cycling junior doctor involved in fatal Birmingham crash

The family of a cyclist killed in a crash involving her bike and a lorry have paid tribute to the "caring, adventurous young doctor". Suzanna Bull, 32, ...

“Hugely talented” NHS junior doctor killed herself with anaesthetic drugs

A "hugely talented" junior doctor stole drugs from her own A&E department to kill herself. A coroner said that Rebecca Ovenden, 32, “was better at...