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Radiology shortages will hinder NHS recovery from Covid

The NHS needs 2,000 extra radiologists to clear scan backlogs, meet safe staffing quotas and keep up with demand. That’s the conclusion of a report ...

NHS doctors fear it will take years for the NHS to recover from pandemic

Many doctors fear the NHS will take years to recover from the challenges of the Covid pandemic A survey by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) shows ...

NHS Test and Trace underperforming despite “unimaginable resources”

There is no clear evidence of NHS Test and Trace’s overall effectiveness nor whether it has been good value for money, a committee of MPs has concluded....

Chancellor freezes NHS pension lifetime allowance sparking fears of doctor exodus

Many NHS doctors will retire early or reduce their hours following pension changes announced in the 2021 Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has placed a f...

PPE issues persist among NHS doctors, RCP survey shows

Personal risk assessments for COVID-19 among staff are lacking, according to a survey by the Royal College of Physicians. A quarter (24%) report havin...

Caution is needed for ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, BMA warns

A cautious and measured approach to easing lockdown restrictions is the only way to prevent another wave of Covid-19, doctors have warned. Ahead of a ...

NHS reform proposals promote integration and more Whitehall control

The Government has launched a white paper seeking to promote integration and cut bureaucracy. The paper – called Integration and Innovation: working...

NHS doctors seek mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic

A fifth of medics say they’ve sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while a tenth say they’ve sought formal mental health support...

Juniors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions during Covid-19

High numbers of deaths taking place in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, frequently out-of-hours, has meant foundation level doctors having to lead ...

Herd immunity to Covid-19 may not be achievable even with high vaccine uptake

The government vaccination programme may not be sufficient to achieve herd immunity - even if everyone in the UK is vaccinated, according to research from...

ICU staff suffering high rates of mental ill health, study shows

Intensive Care staff are suffering high rates of mental ill health due to the pandemic, research finds. Nearly half of the respondents reported sympto...