Hospital Dr News

NHS starting to feel the effects of the NHS pensions taxation crisis

Evidence is growing that hospitals are suffering from the perverse pensions taxation being placed on consultants, with surgical waiting lists growing and m...

Invest £8bn now in social care and introduce free personal care, Lords report urges

£8 billion should be spent immediately by the Government to restore the quality of, and access to, adult social care in England to acceptable levels. I...

Government-led research programme into Medical Cannabis urgently required

The Government and pharmaceutical industry need to urgently drive research into medical cannabis to realise its therapeutic benefits. This is the findin...

NHS Employers says seniors are retiring early and reducing hours over pension tax

Many senior doctors are struggling to find answers to their questions about pensions and the annual allowance. This a finding of an NHS Employers report...

NHS junior doctors vote in favour of improvements to their contract

Juniors have voted in favour in the referendum to support improvements to the 2016 contract. Eighty-two per cent of the BMA doctors who voted – or 9,4...

Poor support and isolation result in more ethnic minority doctors facing GMC referral

Disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors to fitness to practise processes could be driven by poor induction and suppor...

Promote integration through collaboration not competition, committee of MPs says

Collaboration, rather than competition, is a better way for the NHS and the wider health and care system to respond to current challenges, says the Health ...

Inpatients are facing ‘longer delays and receive poorer information when discharged’

Inpatients are reporting an increase in lengthy delays, greater dissatisfaction with the amount of information provided when leaving hospital, and a lack o...

NHS Plan’s good intentions jeopardised by underfunding and rising demand

The ambitious vision of the NHS Long Term Plan will be extremely challenging to deliver without urgent government action on wider health funding, warn the ...

NHS England must “fill in the gaps in its understanding of waiting times”

A committee of MPs says its unacceptable that more and more patients are being let down by the NHS’s continued failure to meet deadlines for waiting time...

BMA to hold referendum on proposed improvements to junior doctor contract

Junior doctors are to vote on a new four-year 'improvement' to their contract which will mean annual pay uplifts of 2%, and proposals to support increased...