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Patients being forced towards NHS hospitals due to lack of access elsewhere

Access to key services – or the lack of it – is pushing patients towards emergency departments and already busy hospitals. That’s the conclusion o...

Rota gaps, unfilled posts and sickness absence are the new NHS normal, census reveals

Rota gaps, unfilled posts and high levels of reported sickness absence continue to dog the NHS, a census of physicians reveals. The annual census, by th...

Government must launch new measures to tackle obesity among kids

The proportion of obese and overweight children has doubled in the past 30 years, and the Chief Medical Officer is calling on the government to prevent ch...

NHS leaders express concern over capability to deliver NHS Long Term Plan

Nine out of ten NHS trust leaders do not feel there has been enough public debate about the challenges facing the NHS and its long-term future. That's t...

Senior Emergency Medicine Staff consider cutting hours over NHS pension rules

A&E consultants are considering cutting their clinical commitments because of the new NHS pension tax rules. This is despite the approaching surge i...

No-deal Brexit will probably lead to delays in NHS supplies, report says

There are likely to be delays in NHS and social care supplies if the UK leaves Europe without a deal. That’s the conclusion of the National Audit Offi...

“Too many people are being prescribed medicines that can cause dependence”

One in four adults in England are taking medicines for pain, depression or insomnia, which they can find hard to stop, a government review says. Public ...

NHS Pensions: guidance outlines measures to reduce impact of pension taxation

NHS Employers has released new guidance outlining measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of pension taxation. The guidance enables employers t...

GP access a problem in the most deprived areas of the UK, study finds

People living in deprived areas are more likely to prefer A&E departments over their General Practitioner to get tests done quickly, find it more diffi...

NHS consultant leaders need support to promote good patient care

Senior healthcare leaders need support to help them overcome challenges that can impact on patient care, GMC research suggests. Suzanne Shale, a medical...

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'...