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“Without investment, patients are at risk of avoidable harm and NHS is under threat”

President Professor Jane Dacre and 55 members of Council of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have written to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, settin...

Debate needed after sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care since 2009

Research published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood shows a sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009, a tr...

Reaction: CQC warns that the future of care is precarious in its annual review

Nuffield Trust Director of Research Professor John Appleby “The report shows that although most NHS patients still receive good and safe care, the sys...

Are you ready to assess a patient’s eligibility for free treatment of non-urgent care?

I have just come back from a holiday to the United States. As most foreign travellers do, I was tooled up to the teeth with health insurance in case disast...

Reaction to report highlighting massive reduction in the number of NHS hospital beds

RCP President, Jane Dacre "These stark figures from the King’s Fund do not come as a surprise to those working in medicine. Every day the chronic shor...

Clinical negligence: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation”

Reaction to the NAO report that criticises Government efforts to tackle the spiraling clinical negligence bill the NHS faces: Niall Dickson, chief execu...

Reaction: Department of Health commit to increasing medical school numbers

BMA medical students committee co-chair Harrison Carter “It’s reassuring that the government is committed to increasing access to medical school for...

“Patients deserve to know how and under what circumstances their personal data may be used”

The Government has published its response to the public consultation into the National Data Guardian for Health and Care's and Care Quality Commission's da...

Decline in clinical academics will compromise NHS’ ability to improve quality

The Medical Schools Council report is worrying and bears out the feedback from our trainee members. They tell us that there is a shortage of Clinical Se...

Government must listen to doctors and take action over NHS rota gaps

For years, the BMA has argued that rota gaps are a serious threat to patient safety, to the education and training junior doctors receive and to the morale...

New government must work cooperatively to address crisis in NHS

On a day where figures show that more patients are waiting longer for treatment, it is clear that the next government must make the NHS a priority and that...