Hospital Dr News

Raising threshold income will not solve NHS pensions crisis, says BMA

The Government wants to increase the threshold income at which the tapered annual allowance applies to NHS pensions, reports in The Times suggest. Curre...

Unlawful changes to doctors’ pensions scrapped after judicial review

Controversial changes to pensions rules granting the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the power to suspend doctors’ pensions payments have b...

Many SAS doctors are commonly bullied, undermined and harassed in the NHS

SAS and trust grade doctors are commonly facing rudeness, incivility, belittling and humiliation in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of ground-bre...

NHS targets: system doesn’t have resources or staff to cope with demand

The NHS delivered its worst performance on A&E waiting times in December since the target was introduced in 2004. Emergency departments only managed...

More medical student places needed to avoid impending NHS workforce crisis

Doctors are striving to achieve better work-life balance and it has significant implications for workforce planning, a GMC report reveals. The state of ...

Pension taper tax having negative impact on paediatric workforce, college says

Changes to pension tax legislation in the UK have significantly increased pressure on the paediatric workforce, according to the Royal College of Paediatri...

Restricting migration will compromise NHS in time of staff shortages

People born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK. The N...

Tax payer will meet the cost of NHS consultants’ extra pensions tax bills in 2019/2020

The NHS will meet the costs of pension tax bills run up by senior doctors for 2019/2020 tax year. NHS England CEO Simon Stevens has taken the measure in...

Trusts need to develop compassionate leadership models to improve doctor wellbeing

NHS employers need to address the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads, whose own health impacts on patient care. That’s the conclusion of...

Progress made on doctor recruitment but more needs to be done

More doctors entered GP training and other shortage-hit specialties this year but support must be stepped up to continue this trend, a GMC report finds. ...

Pension flexibilities are “sticking plaster” that won’t stop doctors reducing hours

Proposed flexibilities to the NHS Pension Scheme are a “sticking plaster” solution that won’t solve the current pension crisis, which is forcing seni...