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GMC leader calls for wholesale reform of medical regulation

Reform needed to tackle ‘shameful’ disadvantage, says GMC Chief Executive The ‘shameful’ disadvantage ethnic minority doctors still experience...

NHS Backlog: clinicians are being forced to work overtime often unpaid

Thousands of doctors and nursing staff say they feel under pressure from employers to work extra shifts, often unpaid. Some doctors say they are alread...

Trainee anaesthetists struggle to secure NHS training posts

Nearly 700 junior doctors in anaesthesia have been dropped from the NHS training scheme. A surfeit of applicants has occurred with 1056 doctors applyi...

Radiology shortages will hinder NHS recovery from Covid

The NHS needs 2,000 extra radiologists to clear scan backlogs, meet safe staffing quotas and keep up with demand. That’s the conclusion of a report ...

NHS doctors fear it will take years for the NHS to recover from pandemic

Many doctors fear the NHS will take years to recover from the challenges of the Covid pandemic A survey by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) shows ...

NHS Test and Trace underperforming despite “unimaginable resources”

There is no clear evidence of NHS Test and Trace’s overall effectiveness nor whether it has been good value for money, a committee of MPs has concluded....

Chancellor freezes NHS pension lifetime allowance sparking fears of doctor exodus

Many NHS doctors will retire early or reduce their hours following pension changes announced in the 2021 Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has placed a f...

PPE issues persist among NHS doctors, RCP survey shows

Personal risk assessments for COVID-19 among staff are lacking, according to a survey by the Royal College of Physicians. A quarter (24%) report havin...

Caution is needed for ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, BMA warns

A cautious and measured approach to easing lockdown restrictions is the only way to prevent another wave of Covid-19, doctors have warned. Ahead of a ...

NHS reform proposals promote integration and more Whitehall control

The Government has launched a white paper seeking to promote integration and cut bureaucracy. The paper – called Integration and Innovation: working...

NHS doctors seek mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic

A fifth of medics say they’ve sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while a tenth say they’ve sought formal mental health support...