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COPD audit reveals improvement but problems persist with smoking cessation

Care of patients with chronic lung conditions is improving but there are still significant deficiencies that need addressing, a COPD audit reveals. Data...

NHS performance in April hits record lows as pressure on system mounts

Health experts have responded with dismay to the latest Combined Performance figures for the NHS in England. It was the worst April on record for the NH...

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBT people, analysis of data reveals

Despite progress in recent years towards equality, older LGBT people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts. ...

GP numbers show first sustained drop for 50 years, analysis reveals

GP numbers are falling in the NHS, research suggests. An analysis by the Nuffield Trust for the BBC shows the number of GPs per 100,000 people has falle...

NHS misses key targets by the largest margin on record, new analysis shows

An analysis of NHS figures suggests that the pressure on the service hit new highs last winter, and key targets were missed by the largest margin on record...

GMC asks doctors for views on getting effective feedback from patients

Doctors are being asked for their views on how they should collect and reflect on feedback from their patients, in a new GMC consultation. Feedback from...

Number of GMC investigations into doctors to be reduced in new approach

The GMC is seeking to reduce the number of full investigations into one-off mistakes by doctors – known as single clinical incidents – following a two-...

Life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services improved

More than 50,000 life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services were made available more widely, claims a report by the Royal College of...

Gender pay gap continues in medicine with men dominating consultant positions

The continued dominance of men in senior medical positions is one of the main causes of the gender pay gap in medicine, an NHS review led by a UCL academic...

New standards to improve ambulatory emergency care in the NHS

Outpatients and the NHS are set to benefit from a new standardised approach to patient care, according to two top doctors’ organisations. The Royal Co...

BMA launches independent investigation into allegations of sexist behaviour

The BMA has launched an independently-run investigation into allegations of sexist behaviour. Following accusations by female doctors of "institutional ...