Hospital Dr News

NHS staff shortages to rise from 100,000 to almost 250,000 by 2030

NHS staff shortages could rise to 350,000 in future if more is not done to improve recruitment, think tanks warn. A new analysis predicts an increase in...

One-size-fits-all outpatient care no longer fit for purpose says royal college

A new approach to outpatient care is needed if it is to meet growing demand and reduce disruption to patients’ lives, according to a report. The repor...

Emergency Departments struggle as much in the summer as recent winters, data suggests

Emergency care services in England are suffering a 'year-round crisis' with key indicators demonstrating the summer of 2018 delivered worse levels of care ...

Hancock unveils ‘preventing ill-health’ vision but ignores public health cuts

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said preventing illness is key to his long-term vision for the NHS. He urged people in England to cut back...

Rewarding some front line care staff with pay-rises and not others “grossly unfair”

Efforts to integrate health and care services will be undermined if some health and care staff are awarded a pay-rise while others miss out, the NHS Confed...

Survey raises concerns over equality and diversity in NHS consultant appointments

White trainee doctors are applying for fewer consultant posts at the end of their training than black and minority ethnic (BME) trainees but are more likel...

One in five NHS doctors were victims of bullying or harassment last year

Bullying and harassment are still common in the NHS and staff say their personal and working lives are seriously affected by it. That’s the conclusion...

Budget confirms funding boost for NHS in England over next five years

The Chancellor has confirmed a boost to NHS funding in the Budget. Philip Hammond confirmed an extra £20.5bn for the NHS over the next five years in hi...

Senior clinicians warn of no-deal Brexit dangers to NHS in survey

Doctors have warned of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit in a survey by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Seventy nine per cent of ...

BMA calls for significant investment in health and social care services ahead of budget

The BMA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of next week’s budget, calling for more investment in the NHS. In a letter to Phillip Ham...

Doctors must overcome the barriers to talking about dying with their patients

Doctors find talking about death with their patients difficult but this culture must change, a report concludes. The report Talking About Dying, by the ...