Hospital Dr News

Number of GMC investigations into doctors to be reduced in new approach

The GMC is seeking to reduce the number of full investigations into one-off mistakes by doctors – known as single clinical incidents – following a two-...

Life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services improved

More than 50,000 life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services were made available more widely, claims a report by the Royal College of...

Gender pay gap continues in medicine with men dominating consultant positions

The continued dominance of men in senior medical positions is one of the main causes of the gender pay gap in medicine, an NHS review led by a UCL academic...

New standards to improve ambulatory emergency care in the NHS

Outpatients and the NHS are set to benefit from a new standardised approach to patient care, according to two top doctors’ organisations. The Royal Co...

BMA launches independent investigation into allegations of sexist behaviour

The BMA has launched an independently-run investigation into allegations of sexist behaviour. Following accusations by female doctors of "institutional ...

Royal College of Physicians changes its stance on assisted dying to “neutrality”

Hospital physicians have dropped their opposition to the concept of helping terminally ill patients to die. The Royal College of Physicians has now adop...

Future of cancer care endangered by clinical oncologist shortages, report says

Cancer centres are facing a workforce crisis with widespread staff shortages, a royal college report shows. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annu...

Senior hospital doctors face crippling tax bills as changes in pension regulations bite

Senior NHS consultants are facing excessive rates of taxation due to changes to rules on pension allowance. Introduced in 2016, the rule changes mean ma...

International Women’s Day: male NHS leaders need to promote gender equality

Male leaders in the NHS must promote greater gender representation among its workforce and especially at the highest levels. That is the central message...

Public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey. The...

NHS must act to reduce early retirement of ageing doctors, report says

The NHS workforce is ageing and employers must do more to support older doctors, a new report claims. The make-up of the UK population is changing and 1...