Hospital Dr News

England falling behind other European countries on child health improvements

England is falling behind other European countries on a raft of child health measures, research reveals. The Child health in 2030 in England report, by ...

A&E performance declines with fears of a long winter ahead for the NHS

The NHS recorded its worst second quarter performance against the 4-hour A&E wait target since since records began, official data reveals. Furtherm...

Social care crisis compromising NHS services and creating postcode lottery for care

The continuing crisis in social care is having significant effects on hospital services, encouraging people to swamp A&E departments. The CQC’s an...

Human Factors training to be rolled out for GMC investigators following Bawa-Garba case

The GMC’s fitness to practise decision makers, case examiners and clinical experts are to receive ‘human factors’ training, and advice on modifying i...

New review approach to deaths enables NHS hospitals to learn the lessons

A new standardised review approach to acute deaths is enabling hospitals to learn and improve patient care. That’s the conclusion of a landmark report...

Hancock offers extra £240m to social care to ease winter pressures in NHS

An emergency £240m will be pumped into the social care system to try to winter pressures, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. Speaking ...

Labour would re-nationalise NHS and stop creeping privatisation

A Labour Government would stop the privatisation of NHS services, ending PFIs and repealing the Health and Social Care Act. These are the intentions of Jo...

CQC inspection regime needs to evolve, landmark report finds

Care Quality Commission's 'Ofsted-style' inspection could be more effective, a report finds. The regime was introduced in 2013 to assess the performance...

Social care providers struggling to recruit and retain enough staff

Adult social care is struggling to recruit the professionals needed to provide vital services and ease the NHS’s burden. That’s the conclusion of tw...

Consultant Contract delayed until the New Year as negotiations falter over poor pay rise

The ongoing consultant contract negotiations between the BMA and NHS Employers have been further delayed. After years of negotiations, a new consultant ...

BMA project seeks to inform Government of frontline NHS challenges

The BMA has launched a new project aimed at finding solutions to NHS challenges. The doctors’ union has published the first phase of the project, ‘C...