Hospital Dr News

Royal College of Physicians changes its stance on assisted dying to “neutrality”

Hospital physicians have dropped their opposition to the concept of helping terminally ill patients to die. The Royal College of Physicians has now adop...

Future of cancer care endangered by clinical oncologist shortages, report says

Cancer centres are facing a workforce crisis with widespread staff shortages, a royal college report shows. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annu...

Senior hospital doctors face crippling tax bills as changes in pension regulations bite

Senior NHS consultants are facing excessive rates of taxation due to changes to rules on pension allowance. Introduced in 2016, the rule changes mean ma...

International Women’s Day: male NHS leaders need to promote gender equality

Male leaders in the NHS must promote greater gender representation among its workforce and especially at the highest levels. That is the central message...

Public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey. The...

NHS must act to reduce early retirement of ageing doctors, report says

The NHS workforce is ageing and employers must do more to support older doctors, a new report claims. The make-up of the UK population is changing and 1...

Long-term, cross-Government strategy needed for first 1000 days of life, MPs say

The Government must kick-start an Early Years Revolution to improve support and services for children, parents and families, says the Health and Social Car...

No Deal Brexit will be highly damaging for the NHS, review concludes

A No-Deal Brexit is the worst case scenario for the NHS, impacting on the health care workforce, NHS financing, availability of medicines and vaccines, sh...

GIRFT report on back pain calls for short-term pain relief to be replaced with rehabilitation

Replacing short-term pain relief injections with long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes could help tens of thousands more patients ...

NHS must train staff to harness new technologies coming into healthcare

Genomics, data analytics and artificial intelligence must become prominent elements of the undergraduate curricula for healthcare professionals. That’...

Royal college fears NHS England changes to 4-hour A&E targets

A royal college has reacted with consternation to NHS England plans to significantly change the four-hour target in A&E. President of the Royal Coll...