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  • Bed crisis a threat to patient safety

    A decade-long drop in overnight hospital beds has created a ‘mismatch’ between supply and demand in the NHS.

    Date: 23 February 2017

  • BMA confirms ARM date

    Dates for this year’s annual representative meeting have been confirmed.

    Date: 23 February 2017

  • DH ramps up raid on NHS budget

    The raid on the NHS capital budget has been ramped up by the Department of Health for the second year running, starving the service of funds to modernise and find a firm financial footing.

    Date: 23 February 2017

  • Four in 10 EU doctors eye UK exit

    The NHS faces a potential work force time bomb, after a BMA survey revealed four in 10 EU doctors are considering leaving the UK post Brexit.

    Date: 23 February 2017

  • An exit from Brexit

    The significance of Brexit combined with Government rhetoric about ‘home-grown’ doctors has left many medical workers from the EU feeling marginalised to the point of leaving the UK

    Date: 22 February 2017

  • The fight goes on for junior doctors

    The new junior doctors leader has pledged to continue the fight for trainees’ rights under the new contract, following his election last week.

    Date: 21 February 2017

  • STPs need more funds, says King's Fund

    Efforts to transform health services through STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) could falter unless ministers commit greater funding to social care and public health, a report warns.

    Date: 21 February 2017

  • Human tissue revival

    The Alder Hey scandal and regulatory red tape have deterred doctors from studying body parts for too long. Keith Cooper meets a surgeon with a mission to restore confidence in human tissue research

    Date: 17 February 2017

  • NHS staff demoralised by EU uncertainty

    Ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU creates ‘serious instability’ for the NHS and its staff, BMA council chair Mark Porter has warned.

    Date: 15 February 2017

  • Data-sharing bill threatens patient confidentiality

    Patients’ confidence in the ability of doctors and the NHS to protect confidential information will be seriously damaged by a new data-sharing bill being pushed through Parliament, the BMA and the GMC have warned.

    Date: 14 February 2017

  • Reject STPs, conference hears

    NHS England should reject ‘a significant proportion’ of STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) owing to their lack of focus on general practice, a conference has heard.

    Date: 14 February 2017

  • NHS needs £9.5bn to transform

    Controversial plans to transform and integrate health and social care services require at least £9.5bn of capital funding – but NHS leaders don’t have the cash and will ask for demands to be ‘reviewed’ and ‘refined’.

    Date: 14 February 2017