Hospital Dr News

Consultant Contract delayed until the New Year as negotiations falter over poor pay rise

The ongoing consultant contract negotiations between the BMA and NHS Employers have been further delayed. After years of negotiations, a new consultant ...

BMA project seeks to inform Government of frontline NHS challenges

The BMA has launched a new project aimed at finding solutions to NHS challenges. The doctors’ union has published the first phase of the project, ‘C...

Significant rise in mental health issues among young people, research reveals

The proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England, research reveals. In 1995, just 0....

New guidance on doctors’ reflection aims to address blame culture fears

New guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been released. The guidance sets out key points and principles on being a reflecti...

NHS figures reveal an “unsustainable system” with rising demand and missed targets

Rising demand has made the health system “unsustainable” with extra funding and a new model of care needed. These are the conclusions of health expe...

CQC says sexual incidents “commonplace” in under-resourced NHS mental health units

Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units. That’s the conclusion of a CQC report that fou...

Brexit: new annual cost of employing overseas NHS staff to hit £490 million

Employing overseas healthcare staff could cost up to £490 million a year post-Brexit. That's according to RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard. He war...

Early retirement of hospital doctors adds to workforce crisis in England and Wales

Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement. Figures from the NHS Business Services Authority reveal that t...

Hospital doctors advised to write to patients directly in plain English

Hospital doctors have been told to write to their patients in plain English to promote better understanding of their healthcare. The Academy of Royal Me...

Number of older people needing round-the-clock care set to double by 2035 in England

The number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next 20 years, according to a n...

Pressure on GMC chief executive mounts as he’s blamed for Bawa-Garba debacle

The HCSA has called on the chief executive of the GMC to resign in the wake of the regulator’s botched handling of the Bawa-Garba case. The union warn...