Hospital Dr News

NHS must train staff to harness new technologies coming into healthcare

Genomics, data analytics and artificial intelligence must become prominent elements of the undergraduate curricula for healthcare professionals. That’...

Royal college fears NHS England changes to 4-hour A&E targets

A royal college has reacted with consternation to NHS England plans to significantly change the four-hour target in A&E. President of the Royal Coll...

Doctors pay body accused of Government bias and ignoring pressing pay issues

Doctors are questioning whether the independent body which advises on pay is in fact independent and feel let down by the pay review process. That is th...

Child health: “Government must back positive moves by tackling child poverty”

Child poverty, cuts to public health services and uncertainties about Brexit pose substantial threats to progress in child health. That’s the finding ...

Royal colleges call for increase to number of UK visas for overseas physicians

Senior doctors are calling on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in resp...

NHS is ‘financially unsustainable’ and 10-year NHS plan faces great risks

The NHS is suffering from substantial debts in some parts of the system and is financially unsustainable. That’s the conclusion of the National Audit ...

Hundreds of hospital consultants say they’ll leave the NHS well before retirement age

The NHS faces a future without hundreds of senior skilled hospital doctors as they consider leaving the health service years before they would be expected ...

More than half of female surgeons have experienced workplace discrimination

More than half of female surgeons have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, a survey suggests. Orthopaedics was seen as the most sexist o...

Ambitious 10-year NHS Plan could be derailed by current challenges and funding

Brexit and staff shortages threaten to undermine the ambitious 10-year NHS Plan launched today. That’s the view of health experts as the Government ou...

White Paper on Immigration: dangerous for the NHS and social care

Doctors’ leaders have warned that the Government’s new White Paper on Immigration could be potentially devastating to patient care and the wider health...

Focus on elective operations threatens quality of emergency surgery, RCS warns

Patients who need to undergo high-risk emergency abdominal surgery are being discriminated against, a report from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has w...