Hospital Dr News

Government launches new, more radical consultation on NHS pension taxation

The Government has launched new pension proposals in a bid to diffuse the row over doctors being hit by additional tax bills. It supersedes Theresa May'...

Seven out of ten trainees don’t feel their well being is a priority of their manager

Seventy per cent of trainee doctors do not feel like their personal well being is a priority of their line manager. That's the key finding of a survey b...

BMA urges new PM to overhaul pension tax rules following Sunday Times article

Government action on doctors’ pensions must include drastic overhaul of tax rules that are causing ‘grave threat’ to patients. That's the view of ...

Experts question significance of ‘new’ cash injection for the NHS

The new Prime Minister has promised a £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS this year to improve and maintain existing buildings. Boris Johnson has given t...

Junior doctors win test case against NHS trust over inadequate rest breaks

Trainee doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which could have significant implications for the NHS. Senior judges con...

BASP identifies significant shortage of stroke physicians in the NHS

There is a significant and intensifying shortage of stroke consultants in the UK. A report by the British Association of Stroke Physicians says four in ...

GMC must be ‘properly resourced’ to regulate physician associates

The GMC will regulate physician associates and anaesthesia associates, according to a Department of Health and Social Care announcement. Charlie Massey,...

“Pension consultation should include option to scrap the Tapering Annual Allowance”

Senior doctors are claiming the Government’s new consultation on NHS pensions is too little, too late – with many having faced large additional tax bil...

NHS consultants receive 2.5% pay rise but no word on pension taxation

NHS consultants are to receive a pay rise of 2.5% this year, the Government has revealed. Specialty and Associate Specialist doctors in England will rec...

Rota gaps are preventing juniors from taking training opportunities, survey reveals

A quarter of doctors are losing out on training opportunities because of rota gaps, according to the latest GMC Training Survey. The Royal College of Ph...

Government will give GMC the powers to shape how they investigate concerns

Defence bodies welcome Government’s desire to speed up GMC investigations of doctors. The Government has responded to the consultation Promoting Profe...