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“Big mistakes” were made in the handling of the pandemic, report finds

The early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history, a Parliamentary report has found. Covid-19 ex...

Retired Army General to run wide ranging review of NHS leadership

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid has launched a ‘far-reaching’ review of NHS leadership in England. Javid has appointed a ...

Doctors concerned about being blamed when admitting mistakes, survey says

Nearly a third of doctors are still concerned about the consequences of admitting errors to patents, according to a survey While 98% are familiar with ...

Health Alliance calls for cross-government health inequalities strategy

Real life stories of how people’s health is damaged by social factors such as poor housing are being highlighted by nearly 200 organisations calling for...

Fuel crisis: BMA says prioritise health workers or NHS services will suffer

With ministers meeting today to discuss the growing fuel crisis, doctors’ leaders are calling for emergency measures to allow medical staff to fill up t...

Mental health support for young people needs long term and sustainable investment

Young people will be left without vital mental health support unless the Government invests in services where they are most needed, claims a report.  ...

BMA calls on Government to restore original pay review process for doctors

The BMA has called on the Government to restore the doctors pay review process in England to its original purpose, as a new survey shows more than 80% of ...

Consultation launched on compulsory vaccination for health workers

The Government has launched a consultation on mandating vaccination for frontline health and social care staff in England. Government figures suggest t...

Sexism is widespread and under reported in NHS medicine, survey shows

Nine out of ten women doctors in the UK have experienced sexism at work with 42% feeling they could not report it. That’s the findings of a BMA surve...

Vaccinations reduce chance of getting COVID-19 but do not eliminate it

Obtaining two vaccine doses remains the most effective way to ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant of concern dominant in the UK today, ac...

NHS attendances and waiting lists grow as people seek treatment

A record number of people are waiting to start NHS treatment and A&E attendances continue to rise. The latest NHS England figures – for June – ...