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Churn in senior NHS leadership roles negatively impacting on the performance of trusts

A near-toxic mix of pressures facing NHS organisations, coupled with a culture of blaming individual leaders for failures beyond their control, means NHS t...

National standards on radiology reporting times needed, says CQC

A CQC review into radiology reporting times has called for national standards on scan turnaround times. The regulator found significant variation in the...

£1.63bn: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation”

The NHS paid more than £1.63 billion in damages to claimants in 2017/18, a significant increase on the previous year. Pay outs to claimants in 2016/17 ...

New guidance defines safe doctor staffing levels in hospitals

A Royal College has issued ground-breaking guidance on safe medical staffing levels in hospitals. The guidance, by the Royal College of Physicians, will a...

Post-Brexit trade deal between US and UK risks increased drug prices for NHS

A trade deal between the UK and US could risk increasing drug prices in the UK, which could diminish the affordability and accessibility of health services...

Hancock becomes new Health Secretary following Brexit resignations

Matt Hancock has been appointed as the Health and Social Care Secretary following Jeremy Hunt’s move to the Foreign Office. Hunt, the longest serving ...

Burnt out doctors struggling to find time for essential training, GMC survey shows

Nearly a quarter of trainee doctors say their work makes them feel ‘burnt out’, and almost one in three say they are often ‘exhausted’ in the morni...

Patient safety in NHS being compromised by medic shortages, claim royal colleges

More than half of all consultants and two thirds of trainees reported frequent gaps in trainees' rotas. These are the key findings from Focus on Physic...

Lord Darzi: “we need a long-term, innovative approach to our health and care system”

The government must adopt a ‘health in all policies’ approach in order to tackle obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption, an independent review by Lor...

New recommendations after specialist surgery performance dips due to bed shortages

Just one third of providers for a specialist surgery are meeting waiting times standards, a new report shows. A report into cranial neurosurgery showed ...

Patient care threatened by cancer doctor shortage, says royal college research

The clinical oncologist workforce is set to be short of 247 full-time consultants by 2022 – more than a fifth of the number needed to treat growing numbe...