Hospital Dr News

Mental Health funding squeeze has lengthened waiting times, say NHS finance leads

Eight out of ten NHS trust finance directors say that funding pressures have led to longer waiting times for people who need mental health treatment, accor...

Double pressure of winter and workforce shortages highlighted in new report

Patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of paediatric doctors as seasonal pressures increase in tandem with a rise in children’s emergency adm...

Royal college warns of winter crisis having negative impact on doctors in training

A royal college is warning that winter pressures are in danger of compromising juniors’ training and delaying their progress to consultant status. Pro...

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...