Hospital Dr News

“Too many people are being prescribed medicines that can cause dependence”

One in four adults in England are taking medicines for pain, depression or insomnia, which they can find hard to stop, a government review says. Public ...

NHS Pensions: guidance outlines measures to reduce impact of pension taxation

NHS Employers has released new guidance outlining measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of pension taxation. The guidance enables employers t...

GP access a problem in the most deprived areas of the UK, study finds

People living in deprived areas are more likely to prefer A&E departments over their General Practitioner to get tests done quickly, find it more diffi...

NHS consultant leaders need support to promote good patient care

Senior healthcare leaders need support to help them overcome challenges that can impact on patient care, GMC research suggests. Suzanne Shale, a medical...

Government launches new, more radical consultation on NHS pension taxation

The Government has launched new pension proposals in a bid to diffuse the row over doctors being hit by additional tax bills. It supersedes Theresa May'...

Seven out of ten trainees don’t feel their well being is a priority of their manager

Seventy per cent of trainee doctors do not feel like their personal well being is a priority of their line manager. That's the key finding of a survey b...

BMA urges new PM to overhaul pension tax rules following Sunday Times article

Government action on doctors’ pensions must include drastic overhaul of tax rules that are causing ‘grave threat’ to patients. That's the view of ...

Experts question significance of ‘new’ cash injection for the NHS

The new Prime Minister has promised a £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS this year to improve and maintain existing buildings. Boris Johnson has given t...

Junior doctors win test case against NHS trust over inadequate rest breaks

Trainee doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which could have significant implications for the NHS. Senior judges con...

BASP identifies significant shortage of stroke physicians in the NHS

There is a significant and intensifying shortage of stroke consultants in the UK. A report by the British Association of Stroke Physicians says four in ...

GMC must be ‘properly resourced’ to regulate physician associates

The GMC will regulate physician associates and anaesthesia associates, according to a Department of Health and Social Care announcement. Charlie Massey,...