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Dr Bawa-Garba case: “Doctors in training must be given adequate high-quality clinical supervision”

It would be inappropriate for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to comment on the specifics of the tragic case of the death of a child that led to tod...

Extra STP funding: “NHS no choice but to spend funds for service reform on deficits”

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NAO has added to a long line of reports lamenting the state of health and care. ...

“Our Emergency Departments are not just under pressure, but in a state of emergency”

Recent figures on A&E performance bear out the repeated warnings of the College and others, and make it clear that patients are suffering due to inadeq...

NHS maternity services: “each and every stillbirth should be properly investigated”

The news that the Government is to invest more money to help reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and maternal deaths in England by 50% by 2030 ...

Senior doctors write to PM over threat to remove Working Time Regulations

Dear Prime Minister, As the representatives of doctors, nursing staff and midwives in the UK, we are deeply concerned by reports that there is support w...

GMC has improved its ability to assess complaints against doctors at an earlier stage

The GMC issued its report, State of Medical Education and Practice, this week. Released annually, the report sets out an overview of regulatory and workfor...

“We need to do everything we can to retain and value the doctors the NHS has”

RCP president, Professor Jane Dacre The findings and the focus of this report by the GMC are encouraging. The efforts and recommendations echo much of o...

A message to the media – please start covering the real plight of the NHS

Dear Journalists, As an A&E consultant I am writing to ask for your help. Up and down the country our A&E departments are in melt down, our s...

Royal College: trainees should have greater say over the training they receive

We are calling on the Government and senior NHS leaders to work with us to take steps to change the workplace culture for doctors of all specialties. Th...

Outgoing Chair of King’s: “We desperately need a fundamental rethink of the NHS”

I have this weekend decided to stand down from my role as chair of King’s College hospital, London. This was not a decision that I took lightly. I lov...

“There is simply nowhere to put patients” – reaction to A&E performance data

The alarming A&E performance figures released this week come as little surprise to those working within the health sector or indeed anyone who has been...