Hospital Dr News

Progress made on doctor recruitment but more needs to be done

More doctors entered GP training and other shortage-hit specialties this year but support must be stepped up to continue this trend, a GMC report finds. ...

Pension flexibilities are “sticking plaster” that won’t stop doctors reducing hours

Proposed flexibilities to the NHS Pension Scheme are a “sticking plaster” solution that won’t solve the current pension crisis, which is forcing seni...

UK investing less in healthcare infrastructure compared to EU countries

The UK is investing significantly less in health care capital – which includes buildings, equipment and IT – as a share of GDP compared to most other s...

Three quarters of doctors face ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’ and risk burnout

Nearly three quarters (72%) of doctors surveyed in the UK say they will always come into work, even when they are too unwell, fatigued or stressed to be pr...

Seven out of ten senior surgeons are cutting their hours due to NHS pensions ‘tax trap’

The Royal College of Surgeons is urging the Prime Minister to resolve the NHS pensions ‘tax trap’ after a poll reveals that 69% of consultant surgeons ...

Doctors recruited into problem specialties but NHS still reliant on overseas doctors

More doctors entered GP training and other shortage-hit specialties this year but support must be stepped up to continue this trend, a GMC report finds. ...

Patients being forced towards NHS hospitals due to lack of access elsewhere

Access to key services – or the lack of it – is pushing patients towards emergency departments and already busy hospitals. That’s the conclusion o...

Rota gaps, unfilled posts and sickness absence are the new NHS normal, census reveals

Rota gaps, unfilled posts and high levels of reported sickness absence continue to dog the NHS, a census of physicians reveals. The annual census, by th...

Government must launch new measures to tackle obesity among kids

The proportion of obese and overweight children has doubled in the past 30 years, and the Chief Medical Officer is calling on the government to prevent ch...

NHS leaders express concern over capability to deliver NHS Long Term Plan

Nine out of ten NHS trust leaders do not feel there has been enough public debate about the challenges facing the NHS and its long-term future. That's t...

Senior Emergency Medicine Staff consider cutting hours over NHS pension rules

A&E consultants are considering cutting their clinical commitments because of the new NHS pension tax rules. This is despite the approaching surge i...