Hospital Dr News

BMA calls on government to give doctors a 2% pay rise for 2018-2019

Doctors deserve a 2% pay rise for 2018-19. That’s the conclusion of the BMA in its annual submission to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Pay. ...

New cap proposed to limit the costs that lawyers can recover in NHS clinical negligence cases

The Government has announced that an expert group will be formed to work on introducing a new cap on the amount of costs that lawyers can recover in clinic...

“Social care cannot continue as Cinderella service – without valued and rewarded staff”

The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce, a report finds. The National Audit Office r...

NHS performance figures decline as flu and winter pressures bite

Hospital corridors have become the new wards with the NHS recording its worst performance against the four-hour A&E waiting target last month. That...

Better standards of care needed for all ‘fragility’ fracture patients in the NHS, audit finds

A greater standard of care for all ‘fragility’ fracture patients is required despite more patients receiving a bone health check by a Fracture Liaison ...

Bawa-Garba: Positive reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s review into medical malpractice cases

The medical profession has welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement of a review into malpractice cases, following concerns over a recent manslaughter...

Government urged to curb rising costs of clinical negligence claims against NHS

The rising costs of clinical negligence claims are crippling the NHS and the Government has to do more to tackle the issue. A coalition of organisations...

‘Radical action’ needed to deliver an NHS fit for the future in Scotland

The NHS in Scotland must be prepared to take risks, and be more innovative when tackling challenges and planning for the future. This the conclusion of ...

Brexit could leave NHS patients unable to access new drugs and medical devices

Brexit could have serious implications for patients’ access to medicines and medical technologies. The UK’s plans to leave the EU, and the subsequen...

Profession reacts with dismay to high court ruling to strike off Dr Bawa-Garba

A doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death of a six-year-old boy can be struck off, the high court has ruled. Dr ...

Rota gaps widespread in the NHS and delivery of acute care deteriorating, survey shows

Doctors are reporting wide-spread rota gaps and believe that the delivery of care in the NHS is deteriorating. That’s the key findings of a survey by ...