Posts Tagged ‘Consultant role’

What is the future role of hospital consultants?

For several years now there has been an assumption that care will move from hospitals out into the community. This means different things to different peop...

“Plan for increasing consultant numbers now”

Consultant numbers are set to increase by 60% by 2020 if policy makers continue to recruit and train doctors at current rates, a study warns. The report...

“Can we afford consultant delivered NHS?”

A review which provides new evidence that a consultant-delivered health service improves the quality of patient care has provoked debate over its affordabi...

“Support extended consultant delivered services”

A leaked NHS London report suggests that over 500 deaths a year in London could be prevented if consultant cover was increased at weekends. Sir Richard Th...

Coming to terms with being a consultant

NHS consultants are no strangers to change, so the implementation of the 48 hour week should not come as any great shock to the system. After all, we’ve ...