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Government failed to prepare for a disease like Covid-19, report finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the UK’s vulnerability to such an emergency and the need to strengthen national preparedness in the future. Thi...

Thousands of excess deaths caused by crowding in Emergency Departments, report finds

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says at least 4,519 patients have died as a result of crowding and 12 hour stays in Emergency Departments in Engla...

BMA plans legal action against Government over mishandling of NHS pensions

The BMA is accusing the Government of failing to honour key obligations introduced as part of the 2015 reforms to the NHS pension scheme. The union cl...

NHS facing shortage of medical consultants as unfilled posts hit ten-year high, data shows

The proportion of unfilled medical consultant posts across the UK is at its highest level in almost a decade, according to a census conducted by the medic...

NHS has reached tipping point and services are unsustainable, say NHS leaders

The pressure on the NHS is now at unsustainable levels and patient safety and care are being put at risk by staff shortages, according to a poll of NHS le...

“Big mistakes” were made in the handling of the pandemic, report finds

The early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history, a Parliamentary report has found. Covid-19 ex...

Retired Army General to run wide ranging review of NHS leadership

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid has launched a ‘far-reaching’ review of NHS leadership in England. Javid has appointed a ...

Doctors concerned about being blamed when admitting mistakes, survey says

Nearly a third of doctors are still concerned about the consequences of admitting errors to patents, according to a survey While 98% are familiar with ...

Health Alliance calls for cross-government health inequalities strategy

Real life stories of how people’s health is damaged by social factors such as poor housing are being highlighted by nearly 200 organisations calling for...

Fuel crisis: BMA says prioritise health workers or NHS services will suffer

With ministers meeting today to discuss the growing fuel crisis, doctors’ leaders are calling for emergency measures to allow medical staff to fill up t...

Mental health support for young people needs long term and sustainable investment

Young people will be left without vital mental health support unless the Government invests in services where they are most needed, claims a report.  ...