Hospital Dr News

NHS providers financial troubles continue as Long-Term Plan approaches

NHS providers will be starting next year – when the Long-Term Plan is introduced – in financial trouble, new figures suggest. The quarterly performa...

How the modern NHS team can learn together in the busy hospital – a new guide

Healthcare teams must take advantage of daily learning opportunities in the workplace. Never too busy to learn, supported by Health Education England, s...

“NHS needs up to 10,000 more beds to meet demand pressures this winter”

Hospital A&E departments in England are on course for their worst winter on record and that up to 10,000 additional hospital beds will be needed for pa...

Better workforce planning needed to avert NHS staffing crisis, says GMC

The GMC has called on the government to develop a more robust approach to workforce planning, with many doctors considering career changes and reduced hour...

Matt Hancock calls for more clinicians to move into NHS leadership roles

The Health and Social Care Secretary has called for improved recruitment of clinicians into senior hospital management roles. Launching the FMLM’s rev...

Trainee doctors suffering from burnout as demands on hospital medicine increase

A quarter of trainee doctors are suffering from burnout with their NHS hospitals characterised by poor handovers, inadequate inductions and gaps in rotas. ...

Medical schools lose 200 students a year amid money and mental health problems

Two thirds of medical students have faced financial or mental health pressures, says a report. The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund research suggests that ...

Less than a third of doctors are involved in planning for NHS winter pressures

Less than a third of doctors (29%) responding to a poll by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said they had been asked to take part in planning for wint...

Ambulatory Emergency Care could prevent 14000 hospital stays this winter with investment

More widespread use of same-day emergency clinics could save at least 14,000 overnight hospital stays, a medical society has suggested. The Society for ...

Government announces £3.5bn a year to revolutionise out-of-hospital care

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £3.5bn a year by 2023 to kick-start a revolution in out-of-hospital care. GP leaders welcomed the invest...

NHS staff shortages to rise from 100,000 to almost 250,000 by 2030

NHS staff shortages could rise to 350,000 in future if more is not done to improve recruitment, think tanks warn. A new analysis predicts an increase in...