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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.
21 February 2017
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
17 February 2017
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.
15 February 2017
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.
14 February 2017
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.
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’.
Crisis-hit GPs in Northern Ireland have welcomed a temporary suspension of the profession’s performance payment system, but have warned more support is needed.
More than two-thirds of LGBT doctors have experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace, a BMA-commissioned study reveals.
Private consultancy firms have been given licence to spend £28m as part of a project to improve the finances of 20 of England’s most stricken NHS organisations.
13 February 2017
The leader of Scotland’s doctors has called on the Scottish Government to take action to reduce the pressure on the clinical workforce and improve recruitment and retention of doctors.
Every 12 weeks, Jan Xal rolls up his sleeve and donates blood; it’s his way of saying thank you, he says, to the country that has given him a home and the promise of a future.
10 February 2017
GPs are being forced to ‘prescribe blind’ to recovering addicts leaving prison after a £26m IT system was delayed.
09 February 2017