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BAME NHS staff should be removed from Covid frontline due to greater genetic risk

NHS workers from black or ethnic minority groups should be removed from the frontline over concerns they are more vulnerable to coronavirus - but it will ...

Coronavirus: Doctors launch legal challenge over PPE guidance

Two married doctors who say they have been exposed to coronavirus patients are challenging government guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE). ...

Pressure to provide the right PPE grows after two NHS doctors die

The deaths of the first British doctors from Covid-19 have intensified pressure on ministers to accelerate the supply of protective equipment and address ...

Retired doctor accused of an ‘historical allegation’ killed himself 24-hours after case dropped

A retired doctor accused of historic allegations was not told the police investigation had been dropped and committed suicide 24 hours later, an inquest he...

Long hidden waits are leaving “mental health patients in limbo”

Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on "hidden" waiting lists by England's NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The...

Hancock: “I’m in discussions with Treasury about removing pensions taper”

Health secretary Matt Hancock says he is in talks with the Treasury about removing the pensions tax allowance taper that the BMA says is responsible for sc...

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level, latest target data reveals

Hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record, data shows. Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over...

Private surgery for NHS patients increases threefold under Conservative government

The number of NHS patients having surgery in private hospitals has trebled since 2010, sparking accusations that for-profit companies are benefitting from ...

Head of NHS voices “serious concerns” about homeopathy and its flaws

The chief executive of the NHS has expressed his “serious concerns” about homeopathy, claiming the practice is “fundamentally flawed”. Simon Ste...

NHS doctor may leave UK over refusal of visa for mother to remain

A leading children’s psychiatrist plans to quit the NHS and move to Australia because of the Home Office’s “almost callous” refusal to let his moth...

One in five NHS doctors “suffers or witnesses” sexual harassment

One in five doctors has been sexually harassed or witnessed it at work, with offences including explicit text messages or emails or being groped, propositi...