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Home Office extends visas of overseas health professionals to help tackle Covid-19

Nearly 3,000 overseas doctors, nurses and paramedics are to have their visas extended for a year to assist the fight against coronavirus. The Home Off...

Pensions change raises threshold at which doctors hit with taxation penalties

The Government has increased the threshold income at which the tapered annual allowance applies to NHS pensions. Previously, doctors earning over £11...

Government seeks to recruit retired docs and med students to Covid-19 battle

The NHS is trying to recruit both retired doctors and medical students to help manage the Covid-19 pandemic and plug emerging staff gaps. The GMC is c...

Cuts to ICU beds and lack of governmental coordination has left Europe unready for COVID-19

A lack of coordination between European countries regarding strategy and containment measures, as well as a shortage of intensive care beds, has left Euro...

Study identifies risk factors associated with death in adults hospitalised with Coronavirus

Being of an older age, showing signs of sepsis, and having blood clotting issues when admitted to hospital are key risk factors associated with higher risk...

Government needs to act following evidence that health inequalities widening

Medical bodies have reacted with dismay to a new review on health inequalities by Professor Sir Michael Marmot – which shows that health inequalities hav...

Prisoners missing out on hospital treatment, new research reveals

Four in ten hospital appointments made for prisoners are cancelled or missed and they receive around a quarter less hospital care than expected compared to...

Letter: use the Budget to find long-term solution to NHS pension crisis

The new Chancellor is being urged to find a long-term solution to the pension taxation crisis, which is damaging morale among senior doctors. A letter f...

New Charter aims to tackle the racial harassment of medical students

Medical schools are being called on to sign up to a new charter that aims to tackle the racial harassment of medical students. It follows a joint BMA an...

Medical profession skeptical over Government’s motives to change NHS targets

Medics have reacted angrily to the Health Secretary’s hints that existing clinical targets are to be scrapped – including the four-hour waiting time me...

NHS facing exodus of leaders over additional pension taxation, report warns

There is likely to be an exodus of NHS leaders in the next two years over the extra pension taxation. A report by NHS Providers indicates that almost ha...