Hospital Dr News

NHS doctors will receive yet another below inflation pay rise next year

Hospital doctors will receive a 1% pay rise in 2017/2018. The Pay Review Body recommended the modest uplift, in line with the public sector pay cap impo...

NHS England launches prescription charge overhaul to save the NHS money

NHS England is reviewing prescription drugs with a view to saving £400m per year. The review, in April, will lead to new, national guidance that – fo...

More nurses needed in the NHS to support consultant productivity

NHS consultants are becoming less productive, a report warns. The report, called A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivi...

Litigation quango to be reformed to cut the number of clinical negligence cases

Defence bodies have welcomed plans to overhaul the NHS Litigation Authority, aimed at reducing the number of clinical negligence cases. Health Secretary...

GMC urges doctors in training to share their experiences of rota gaps

The GMC is to ask doctors about the impact of rota gaps on their education and training, as part of this year’s national training survey (NTS). The re...

NHS Improvement puts three more trusts into financial special measures

Three more NHS trusts are being put into financial special measures by NHS Improvement. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norther...

Previous whistleblowers to be protected if they apply for another NHS job

NHS whistleblowers could be protected against discrimination if they apply to work for the health service again. Government plans would give job applica...

Cultural change around doctors’ night shift working is needed, says AAGBI

A new three-point plan has been proposed to address the culture surrounding doctor fatigue in hospitals. The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Brita...

Money earmarked for mental health is being diverted to prop up acute NHS trusts

Ministers have been accused of breaking their promises on mental health investment after £800m earmarked to improve services was diverted to prop up acute...

Consultation launched on increasing medical student numbers in England

The government has released plans to increase the number of student places at medical schools in England by 1,500. The first 500 places will be allocate...

Public health and community services hit hardest by NHS financial challenges, report says

NHS financial pressures are increasingly affecting patient care, often in ways that go unseen, claims a new report. The King’s Fund report finds that ...