Posts Tagged ‘Consultants’

Physicians see unpaid work hours increase

Consultant physicians are increasingly working above and beyond their contracted hours, a census reveals. The study, by the Royal College of Physicians,...

More consultants would improve weekend care

Patients are less likely to get treated promptly and more likely to die if they are admitted to hospital at the weekend, a report reveals. Overall, 8.1% o...

Better outcomes with consultant-delivered NHS

An increase in consultants is needed to maintain a high quality health service, the BMA has told an inquiry into the benefits of consultant-delivered care....

A disjunction between expectation and action

The following is a summary of the annual address by the chair of the BMA's CCSC to consultant members: In my report to the 2010 conference, I talked of th...

“More consultant cover needed out-of-hours”

Senior doctors need to be more available to work in acute admissions units, a survey finds. The research, by the Royal College of Physicians, on the way c...

Patients deserve better out-of-hours care

For many years now the Royal College of Physicians has been working to improve acute care in hospitals, from creating the specialty of acute medicine to pr...

“Consultants must work more flexibly”

Consultants hold the key to solvingĀ juniors' lack of access to training following the implementation of the European Working Time Directive, a government-...

Consultant numbers up but so is pressure

Consultant expansion in medical specialties continued in 2008, according to the annual census by the Royal College of Physicians. The workforce numbers in...