Hospital Dr News

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...

Ambitious 10-year NHS Plan could be derailed by current challenges and funding

Brexit and staff shortages threaten to undermine the ambitious 10-year NHS Plan launched today. That’s the view of health experts as the Government ou...

White Paper on Immigration: dangerous for the NHS and social care

Doctors’ leaders have warned that the Government’s new White Paper on Immigration could be potentially devastating to patient care and the wider health...

Focus on elective operations threatens quality of emergency surgery, RCS warns

Patients who need to undergo high-risk emergency abdominal surgery are being discriminated against, a report from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has w...

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...