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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.
13 December 2017
The Parliamentary health select committee has launched an inquiry into STPs (sustainability and transformation partnerships).
Pay restraint has been ‘challenging’ but has allowed the NHS to recruit more staff, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
11 December 2017
Medical students could face unemployment if the Government fails to provide foundation training places for 1,500 new graduates.
08 December 2017
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.
Junior doctors are not getting access to the training they need and deserve amid rising demand and tightening budgets in the NHS.
30 November 2017
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.
24 November 2017
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.
22 November 2017
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
18 November 2017
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.
16 November 2017
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.
13 November 2017
The professional values, goodwill and resilience of doctors are the only things maintaining general practice in Northern Ireland.
11 November 2017