Hospital Dr News

GMC issues fitness to practise guidance that takes Covid-19 into account

The GMC has issued guidance for its fitness to practise investigators detailing how to take the context created by Covid-19 into account when considering ...

NHS doctors fear second peak of Covid-19, survey shows

A second peak of Covid-19 in England this winter is the number one concern among the medical profession. A survey of doctors by the BMA shows that 86% ...

More progress needed to achieve gender equality in NHS leadership

NHS leadership that more fairly represents women in senior roles is “essential, overdue and needed now”, according to a report. The NHS Confederat...

Coronavirus test and trace system needs improvement and fast

The test and trace system for Coronavirus infection is on the verge of collapse, according to the leader of the opposition. Sir Keir Starmer said the ...

Study of half a million obese adults shows benefit of weight loss on serious health problems

A study has quantified the significant benefits of intentional weight loss on the risk of obesity-related conditions in real-world clinical practice. P...

Oversubscribed medical schools look to Government for funded solutions

The Government’s climbdown on A-levels in England has thrown medical schools into disarray. Medical schools are now oversubscribed with students wish...

“Wrong time” to be launching new public health body, experts say

The timing of the dissolution of Public Health England by the health secretary has been strongly criticised by health experts. Matt Hancock has confir...

Doctors not confident their hospitals would cope with a second COVID-19 surge

Nearly half of anaesthetists are unconfident that their hospitals would be able to provide safe Covid-19 and regular services should there be a second wav...

UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe and induces an immune response

The UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe, causes few side effects, and induces strong immune responses in both parts of the immune system, the early stage t...

NHS consultants receive 2.8% pay rise following coronavirus heroics

Hospital consultants and staff grade, associate specialist and specialty doctors (SAS) doctors are to receive a pay uplift of 2.8% this year. However,...

New online tool enables doctors to calculate risk of Covid-19 exposure

A newly-developed tool to help health professionals calculate the biological risk of an individual’s exposure to COVID-19 aims to help keep people safer...