Hospital Dr News

PPE issues persist among NHS doctors, RCP survey shows

Personal risk assessments for COVID-19 among staff are lacking, according to a survey by the Royal College of Physicians. A quarter (24%) report havin...

Caution is needed for ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, BMA warns

A cautious and measured approach to easing lockdown restrictions is the only way to prevent another wave of Covid-19, doctors have warned. Ahead of a ...

NHS reform proposals promote integration and more Whitehall control

The Government has launched a white paper seeking to promote integration and cut bureaucracy. The paper – called Integration and Innovation: working...

NHS doctors seek mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic

A fifth of medics say they’ve sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while a tenth say they’ve sought formal mental health support...

Juniors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions during Covid-19

High numbers of deaths taking place in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, frequently out-of-hours, has meant foundation level doctors having to lead ...

Herd immunity to Covid-19 may not be achievable even with high vaccine uptake

The government vaccination programme may not be sufficient to achieve herd immunity - even if everyone in the UK is vaccinated, according to research from...

ICU staff suffering high rates of mental ill health, study shows

Intensive Care staff are suffering high rates of mental ill health due to the pandemic, research finds. Nearly half of the respondents reported sympto...

NHS Test and Trace struggling to contact all Covid infected people

The NHS Test and Trace system is not yet achieving all its objectives, with too few test results delivered within 24 hours. Too few contacts of infect...

NHS performance deteriorates as pandemic continues, figures show

Waiting times are increasing as the NHS struggles to deliver normal services during the Covid pandemic, the latest NHS England statistics reveal. At l...

APPG says Government needs proper Covid exit strategy

The Government must adopt a ‘Covid-secure’ exit strategy or risk a third spike in the New Year. That’s the key recommendation of the All-Party Pa...

Covid-19 revealed inequalities in public service delivery, report says

Inequalities must be tackled by the Government following the pandemic, a Parliamentary Committee has warned. The report by the Public Services Committ...