Hospital Dr News

Chancellor commits extra funding of £2.8bn to the NHS in the Budget

Health experts welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to additional funding for the NHS in the Budget. However, they warned that the £2.8bn in extra fu...

Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt...

Supreme Court rules that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the alcohol industry. Ministers said a 50p-pe...

Many European doctors working in the NHS are considering returning home

A BMA survey of European doctors working in the UK has found that almost half are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, with almost one i...

NHS England strikes deals to make new treatments for MS and breast cancer routinely available

NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. Patients with Multip...

NHS England CEO calls on Government to provide additional NHS funding in the Budget

The NHS England CEO Simon Stevens has directly challenged the Government to increase funding for the NHS, or legally abolish patients' waiting time entitle...

Accelerated access scheme means patients will get new technologies and treatments faster

The government has announced a new fast-track route into the NHS for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies. It is intended to speed up the time ...

‘No deal’ Brexit would harm NHS and its patients, experts warn

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the ...

Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors

NHS employers should optimise the clinical contribution of older doctors while offering to reduce their working hours, if they want to retain them. This...

Patient care deteriorating as NHS heads into a difficult winter, say finance directors

Half (51%) of NHS trust finance directors think patient care in their area has got worse over the last year, while just six per cent said it has improved, ...

Young people still facing problems accessing mental health support from the NHS

Too many children and young people face difficulties in accessing appropriate support for their mental health concerns from a system that is fragmented and...