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  • King's chair resigns over resources

    The chair of one of the country’s biggest hospital trusts has resigned – claiming the Government and NHS regulators are not ‘facing up to the enormous challenges’ threatening the health service.

    Date: 13 December 2017

  • STPs under Parliamentary scrutiny

    The Parliamentary health select committee has launched an inquiry into STPs (sustainability and transformation partnerships).

    Date: 13 December 2017

  • Pay restraint eased recruitment, says health secretary

    Pay restraint has been ‘challenging’ but has allowed the NHS to recruit more staff, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

    Date: 11 December 2017

  • Lack of training plans for graduates

    Medical students could face unemployment if the Government fails to provide foundation training places for 1,500 new graduates.

    Date: 08 December 2017

  • Bed shortage crisis reaches point of no return

    A solution to the chronic beds shortage is urgently needed, doctors have said, after it was revealed that some hospitals are already running on 99 per cent occupancy.

    Date: 08 December 2017

  • Squeeze on NHS undermines juniors' training

    Junior doctors are not getting access to the training they need and deserve amid rising demand and tightening budgets in the NHS.

    Date: 30 November 2017

  • Improvement is everything

    Spiralling demand and dwindling resources mean many parts of the NHS are just about managing to cope day-to-day – often leaving little time to consider or implement projects to improve care and outcomes.

    Date: 24 November 2017

  • 'Missed opportunity' budget points to further cuts

    The chancellor’s autumn budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ to address the black hole in NHS finances – and hospital bosses will have to have ‘difficult conversations’ about where to cut services as a result.

    Date: 22 November 2017

  • In the driving seat

    How to evolve effective leaders of hospitals is a question that has yet to be answered. However, other high-powered professions may provide the clues needed to find a way forward. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 18 November 2017

  • Pledge to tackle service charge rises

    Excessive and erratic rises in service charges are having a destabilising effect on GP practices – and doctors leaders have pledged to take action to protect services and patient care.

    Date: 16 November 2017

  • Trusts must publish OOA numbers

    Mental health trusts will have to reveal how many patients they send out of area owing to a lack of beds, in a bid to crack down on a ‘costly’ and ‘stressful’ process which can lead to tragedy.

    Date: 13 November 2017

  • Primary care running on goodwill of doctors

    The professional values, goodwill and resilience of doctors are the only things maintaining general practice in Northern Ireland.

    Date: 11 November 2017