Hospital Dr News

NHS Plan’s good intentions jeopardised by underfunding and rising demand

The ambitious vision of the NHS Long Term Plan will be extremely challenging to deliver without urgent government action on wider health funding, warn the ...

NHS England must “fill in the gaps in its understanding of waiting times”

A committee of MPs says its unacceptable that more and more patients are being let down by the NHS’s continued failure to meet deadlines for waiting time...

BMA to hold referendum on proposed improvements to junior doctor contract

Junior doctors are to vote on a new four-year 'improvement' to their contract which will mean annual pay uplifts of 2%, and proposals to support increased...

Doctors will leave the NHS unless pension taxation is overhauled, government warned

The NHS is on the cusp of a major workforce crisis and that patients will suffer unless there is significant reform to pension taxation. These are the v...

NHS chairs and non-executives getting more white and more male, report finds

The chairs and non-executive directors on boards that run NHS organisations in England have become less diverse over the last 15 years, with fewer people o...

GMC must fundamentally reform its approach to re-gain trust of the profession

The GMC has lost the trust of the medical profession and must fundamentally reform its approach. These are the hard-hitting conclusions of an independen...

Interim People Plan sets out future of NHS workforce and nurse recruitment

The Government has launched its Interim People Plan, with the aim of recruiting an extra 40,000 nurses to the NHS over the next five years. The People P...

Government to review NHS pension changes that have penalised senior doctors

The Government will review the NHS pension changes that have led to many senior doctors considering early retirement. The Department of Health and the C...

Stroke deaths in England halved in the first decade of the 21st century

Deaths from stroke in England halved during the first decade of the 21st century, mainly as a result of improved survival due to better care, a study finds...

New guidance for introducing surgical innovations like robot-assisted surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has published guidance for surgeons on the development and implementation of surgical innovations. The RCS says a st...

Children’s health under threat as data reveals child poverty is continuing to rise

Child poverty is on the rise with more than 50% of children living in poverty in some parts of the country. The data, published by the End Child Poverty...