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Spare a thought for those struggling to become doctors in Africa

Whilst British university fees have been a heated and controversial subject in the last few years, how many of us have given a thought to the financial pro...

Break time legal action: “NHS managers need to do more to support their junior doctors”

The current test case on the ‘break times’ of junior doctors could have significant implications for the NHS. Unfortunately clinical negligence lawy...

“Not realistic to expect the NHS to deliver with rising demand and inadequate funding”

Reaction to the NHS Improvement’s quarterly performance report – for the three months ending 31 December – showing a high number of unfilled posts in...

Dr Bawa-Garba case: “Doctors in training must be given adequate high-quality clinical supervision”

It would be inappropriate for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to comment on the specifics of the tragic case of the death of a child that led to tod...

Extra STP funding: “NHS no choice but to spend funds for service reform on deficits”

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NAO has added to a long line of reports lamenting the state of health and care. ...

“Our Emergency Departments are not just under pressure, but in a state of emergency”

Recent figures on A&E performance bear out the repeated warnings of the College and others, and make it clear that patients are suffering due to inadeq...

NHS maternity services: “each and every stillbirth should be properly investigated”

The news that the Government is to invest more money to help reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and maternal deaths in England by 50% by 2030 ...

Senior doctors write to PM over threat to remove Working Time Regulations

Dear Prime Minister, As the representatives of doctors, nursing staff and midwives in the UK, we are deeply concerned by reports that there is support w...

GMC has improved its ability to assess complaints against doctors at an earlier stage

The GMC issued its report, State of Medical Education and Practice, this week. Released annually, the report sets out an overview of regulatory and workfor...

“We need to do everything we can to retain and value the doctors the NHS has”

RCP president, Professor Jane Dacre The findings and the focus of this report by the GMC are encouraging. The efforts and recommendations echo much of o...

A message to the media – please start covering the real plight of the NHS

Dear Journalists, As an A&E consultant I am writing to ask for your help. Up and down the country our A&E departments are in melt down, our s...