Hospital Dr News

Long-term, cross-Government strategy needed for first 1000 days of life, MPs say

The Government must kick-start an Early Years Revolution to improve support and services for children, parents and families, says the Health and Social Car...

No Deal Brexit will be highly damaging for the NHS, review concludes

A No-Deal Brexit is the worst case scenario for the NHS, impacting on the health care workforce, NHS financing, availability of medicines and vaccines, sh...

GIRFT report on back pain calls for short-term pain relief to be replaced with rehabilitation

Replacing short-term pain relief injections with long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes could help tens of thousands more patients ...

NHS must train staff to harness new technologies coming into healthcare

Genomics, data analytics and artificial intelligence must become prominent elements of the undergraduate curricula for healthcare professionals. That’...

Royal college fears NHS England changes to 4-hour A&E targets

A royal college has reacted with consternation to NHS England plans to significantly change the four-hour target in A&E. President of the Royal Coll...

Doctors pay body accused of Government bias and ignoring pressing pay issues

Doctors are questioning whether the independent body which advises on pay is in fact independent and feel let down by the pay review process. That is th...

Child health: “Government must back positive moves by tackling child poverty”

Child poverty, cuts to public health services and uncertainties about Brexit pose substantial threats to progress in child health. That’s the finding ...

Royal colleges call for increase to number of UK visas for overseas physicians

Senior doctors are calling on the UK government to make special provision to increase the number of doctors from outside the EEA. The call comes in resp...

NHS is ‘financially unsustainable’ and 10-year NHS plan faces great risks

The NHS is suffering from substantial debts in some parts of the system and is financially unsustainable. That’s the conclusion of the National Audit ...

Hundreds of hospital consultants say they’ll leave the NHS well before retirement age

The NHS faces a future without hundreds of senior skilled hospital doctors as they consider leaving the health service years before they would be expected ...

More than half of female surgeons have experienced workplace discrimination

More than half of female surgeons have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, a survey suggests. Orthopaedics was seen as the most sexist o...