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BMA junior doctor chair tells junior doctors their voices will be heard as equal partners

The BMA junior doctors committee chair has told trainees their voices will be heard as equal partners as part of a review and fresh negotiations of the con...

Medical bodies to collaborate on new reflective practice guidance for doctors

New guidance for doctors on reflective practice is to be produced jointly by the General Medical Council, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Confer...

Rising admissions to A&E for people with dementia due to ‘threadbare’ social care system

Tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and...

1500 overseas doctors have had visa applications blocked this year

More than 1,500 doctors have had visa applications to enter the UK blocked this year, according to figures. The Home Office has admitted to more than 6,...

Scottish royal colleges seek clarity over PM’s NHS funding plan commitment

Three Scottish medial royal colleges have written to the Prime Minister, calling for more detail on a proposed new funding settlement for the NHS. The R...

Social Care: “lack of agreement on what should be done is major barrier to progress”

There has been a worrying lack of progress on social care reform, leading think tanks conclude in a new analysis. The Health Foundation and The King’s...

Government ‘failing’ on recruiting and developing doctors for the NHS

The number of GPs in England is continuing to fall despite government pledges, new figures reveal. The latest quarterly GP workforce figures show 316 fe...

Credible plan to sustain underfunded social care sector needed this year

The adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff, claims a committee of M...

Welsh Government to introduce state backed indemnity scheme following English move

The Welsh Government is to introduce a state backed scheme to provide clinical negligence indemnity for GPs and primary healthcare staff in Wales. The d...

Nursing shortages in NHS affecting patient care and welfare of staff

Three out of four people in the UK think there aren’t enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS, a new survey of public opinion reveals. Th...

Lack of leadership training for juniors wastes potential to improve healthcare

Junior doctors believe their leadership and management training is inadequate in providing the skills needed to deliver sustainable quality improvements in...