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Can the chronically underfunded NHS in England make bold investments in areas such as integration or public health, or will it be left papering over the cracks? Peter Blackburn reports
12 October 2018
The health and social care secretary has said he will ‘knock down doors across Whitehall’ to get what the NHS needs – and promised action on improving the morale of the workforce, increasing the use of technology and a serious shift towards preventive medicine.
10 October 2018
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will press for ‘pragmatic’ legislative changes and is planning to reform health service payment and tariff systems – pledging a ‘fairer, more transparent’ system.
Doctors are increasingly expected to provide patient care in unsafe environments where a persistent culture of blame stifles learning and discourages innovation.
19 September 2018
Six months to Brexit, and the Government’s ‘dangerously casual’ attitude to finding agreements in vital areas which affect patient care is causing alarm in Brussels as well as here – as Peter Blackburn finds out
15 September 2018
A doctor who contracted viruses from a mosquito bite while attending a medical conference in India – leaving him barely able to walk or sleep – has spoken of his relief after a court told an NHS organisation to repay his lost earnings.
03 September 2018
Doctors considering retirement – or leaving the profession because they need more flexible working hours – are being encouraged to find out if they’re eligible for the GP retention scheme, with nearly 300 GPs already signed up.
30 August 2018
Trainees across the country have been receiving rotas late and placements rearranged only days or weeks before they were due to start, the BMA has learned.
01 August 2018
The chief executive of the NHS has pledged to hold a ‘major conversation’ with the British people about the future of the health service and its priorities over the next two years – with a new long-term funding settlement expected to be announced as early as next week.
14 June 2018
Investment must be found if mental health is to be truly ‘taken seriously’, health experts have warned in a report assessing NHS funding.
The 70th anniversary year of the NHS is a record-breaking one, for all the wrong reasons – but new analysis proposes an answer to the funding problem.
11 June 2018
The Government must ‘move quickly’ to exempt doctors from a visa cap that is stopping hospital trusts from recruiting desperately needed staff.
08 June 2018
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