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Leaving the European Union without a deal could be catastrophic for NHS

A no deal Brexit could have could have potentially catastrophic consequences for patients, the health workforce, services and the nation’s health. In ...

GMC in the spotlight after Bawa-Garba re-instated to medical register

The reinstatement of Dr Bawa-Garba to the medical register by the Court of Appeal calls into the question the GMC’s handling of the case. That’s the...

Gaps in hospital rotas putting doctors under pressure and patients at risk

There are too few doctors on hospital shifts and its forcing those that are on duty to take on the work of more than one doctor. The report by the BMA r...

Government accused of giving NHS consultants a 0.75% pay rise for this year

The Chair of the BMA Consultants Committee has attacked the Government over the "derisory and outrageous" pay rise offered to consultants. The Governmen...

Row over Agenda for Change pay deal as some nurses are worse off

A row has broken out over the proposed three-year Agenda for Change pay deal agreed earlier this year. Following the lifting of the 1% pay cap by the go...

Chase de Vere launches financial advice service for the medical profession

Chase de Vere is delighted to announce the launch of Chase de Vere Medical, a service focused on providing independent financial advice to the medical prof...

NHS consultants to receive just 1.5% in pay rise, Treasury announces

Unions are disappointed at the Government’s much-hyped pay rise for public sector workers calling it “inadequate”. The Treasury has announced that...

New Health Secretary says workforce, technology and prevention will be priorities

Matt Hancock, the new Health and Social Care Secretary, outlined the NHS workforce, technology and prevention as his key priorities, in his first speech in...

Churn in senior NHS leadership roles negatively impacting on the performance of trusts

A near-toxic mix of pressures facing NHS organisations, coupled with a culture of blaming individual leaders for failures beyond their control, means NHS t...

National standards on radiology reporting times needed, says CQC

A CQC review into radiology reporting times has called for national standards on scan turnaround times. The regulator found significant variation in the...

£1.63bn: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation”

The NHS paid more than £1.63 billion in damages to claimants in 2017/18, a significant increase on the previous year. Pay outs to claimants in 2016/17 ...