Hospital Dr News

Pension taper tax having negative impact on paediatric workforce, college says

Changes to pension tax legislation in the UK have significantly increased pressure on the paediatric workforce, according to the Royal College of Paediatri...

Restricting migration will compromise NHS in time of staff shortages

People born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK. The N...

Tax payer will meet the cost of NHS consultants’ extra pensions tax bills in 2019/2020

The NHS will meet the costs of pension tax bills run up by senior doctors for 2019/2020 tax year. NHS England CEO Simon Stevens has taken the measure in...

Trusts need to develop compassionate leadership models to improve doctor wellbeing

NHS employers need to address the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads, whose own health impacts on patient care. That’s the conclusion of...

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...