Posts Tagged ‘Consultants’

Hospital doctor pay scales for 2017/2018 – a 1% NHS pay rise

The Conservative Government awarded a pay rise of 1% for 2017/2018 in England to the hospital doctor pay scales. There has been a 1% pay cap in force sinc...

Contract negotiations end over safety concerns

Negotiations on new contracts for consultants and junior doctors have broken down. The BMA said the government is refusing to agree necessary safeguards t...

Recognise consultant role in meeting challenges

NHS consultants - and the value, experience and professionalism that they bring - need to better recognised and utilised if the NHS is to overcome the chal...

Less new physicians securing consultant posts

Data from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) shows that just 56% of newly qualified physi...

New consultants struggling to secure jobs

Newly qualified consultants are struggling to find jobs in a cash-strapped NHS, a workforce study finds. The Royal College of Physicians’ annual survey ...

Paediatricians lead way with consultant presence

Most paediatric units in the UK are operating some form of consultant delivered care which is delivering better outcomes for patients, says a new report. ...

“Consultants should start working weekends”

The NHS Medical Director has called on consultants to consider weekend working to improve hospitals’ productivity. In an interview in the Telegraph, Sir...

“Pushed into conflict by belligerent government”

Consultants are being diverted from improving patient care by the government’s determination to implement the controversial Health Bill and compromise th...

Increased risk of death in weekend admissions

Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend have a significant increased risk of death within 30 days of admission, a study finds. The research analysed ...

Low staff levels not only reason for death rates

Low staffing levels are not the only reason why mortality rates increase in hospitals at weekends, two leading experts claim on bmj.com. Andrew Goddard,...

Physicians see unpaid work hours increase

Consultant physicians are increasingly working above and beyond their contracted hours, a census reveals. The study, by the Royal College of Physicians,...