Tag: NHS Hospitals
7 months ago
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16-hour A&E waits as physician associates called in to replace striking doctors

Hospitals turn to less qualified staff as a senior NHS figure says the loss of 'one or two consultants' would put eme...

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7 months ago
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Flu hospitalisations double in two weeks as staff contend with impact of strikes

There were more than 940 patients with flu in hospital each day last week

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7 months ago
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It would cost £11.6 billion to fix UK's crumbling NHS hospitals

Data from NHS England reveal the bill was £11.6bn for 2022/23, a rise of 13.6 per cent from the £10.2bn reported for ...

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7 months ago
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Health Secretary: 'Physician associates will support doctors, not replace them'

Medical associates 'have been proven to be safe and effective' in the UK and abroad, where they have been part of med...

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8 months ago
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Nurses consider new strikes after senior doctors secure pay rise of up to 13%

Deal will see consultants get a much higher increase than the 5 per cent agreed for nurses and other NHS staff

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8 months ago
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Boris Johnson's '40 hospitals' will be too small, imaginary, or late - official verdict

MPs said it is "highly unlikely" that the New Hospitals Programme would even achieve its downgraded target of 32 comp...

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9 months ago
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NHS nurses could strike again amid despair ahead of first King's Speech

RCN Chief Nurse Professor Nicola Ranger said that the problems, which led to nurses voting for industrial action a ye...

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9 months ago
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NHS staff face arrest if they refuse to give evidence to UK's largest mental health inquiry

Baroness Kate Lampard has formally launched the newly converted statutory public inquiry into the deaths of up to 2,0...

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9 months ago
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Doctors warn non-medics used to plug NHS staffing gaps will treat patients without checks

Patient safety will be at risk due to 'alarming and unsafe' plans over how physician associates are regulated, say fr...

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9 months ago
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NHS workforce plan won't work without help to teach for trainee medics, universities say

With applications to nursing, midwifery and allied health professional (AHP) courses declining, a 'major national rec...

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10 months ago
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Thousands of cancer patients hit by NHS strikes as medics warn walkouts could run into winter

Appointments for CT scans, MRIs and X-rays will be postponed as radiographers join junior doctors and consultants on ...

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10 months ago
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Public blame record NHS waiting lists on Government as thousands hit by fresh strikes

In a BMA survey, 42 per cent of the public said ministers were the cause of growing delays and just 15 per cent of pe...

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10 months ago
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Second NHS trust failed to send tens of thousands of patient and GP letters

The investigation into the 2017 incident at the time found no significant patient harm, but the trust has said it wil...

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10 months ago
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Patients face more cancellations despite extra £200m for NHS as strikes loom

Ministers have promised an extra £200m of funding "to boost NHS resilience" during its most challenging period and £4...

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11 months ago
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Weight-loss jabs won't be available on the NHS for most obese people, expert warns

Professor Barbara McGowan, a consultant endocrinologist who co-authored a landmark study, said NHS obesity services n...

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11 months ago
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24 hospitals, 7 court buildings, thousands of homes have walls with dangerous RAAC concrete

'Any building constructed between the 1950s and 1980s could contain this product and it needs checking'

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11 months ago
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Health chief says NHS trusts need money to rebuild unsafe hospitals 'as soon as possible'

The Government has committed to rebuilding seven hospitals most affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete by...

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11 months ago
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World-first rollout of cancer jab will see NHS patients get faster treatment within weeks

Atezolizumab is usually given to patients intravenously, via a drip, but now many patients in England are to be given...

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11 months ago
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Tory pledge to build 40 'new' hospitals hit by more delays, insiders fear project 'abandoned'

The controversial 2019 policy is yet to see any progress on some sites - raising the prospect that an incoming Labour...

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11 months ago
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Routine hospital care to come to a standstill over next 48 hours as NHS consultants strike

The British Medical Association threatened a three-day walkout by consultants later in the year as the latest walkout...

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11 months ago
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Medics want new NHS watchdog to hold managers responsible for decisions after Lucy Letby case

Dr Ravi Jayaram, a consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital whose warnings about Letby were ignor...

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11 months ago
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NHS manager who ‘ignored concerns’ about Lucy Letby referred to nursing watchdog

Alison Kelly, who was director of nursing at the Countess of Chester Hospital before leaving in 2021, has been suspen...

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about 1 year ago
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Doctors' union accused of sexism and racism after first female chair ousted on maternity leave

Dr Farah Jameel, a family doctor in London, was elected as the first female chair of the BMA’s GP committee in Novemb...

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about 1 year ago
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NHS chiefs warn hospitals already 'stretched to limit' as five-day junior doctor strike begins

Industrial action in April cost hospitals around £100m alone, bosses say, with tens of thousands of staff walking out...

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about 1 year ago
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Big drug firms accused of 'ripping off' NHS with £12bn excess profits

NHS England has spent £13bn on the most expensive treatments in the past 10 years with drug companies making up to £1...

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about 1 year ago
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NHS 'collapsing' with dying patients forced to sleep in corridors and chairs, BMA chair warns

Dr Phil Banfield told the BMA's annual representative meeting in Liverpool that almost every metric measuring the hea...

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over 1 year ago
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Junior doctors will strike for 96 hours in April as NHS pay dispute continues

Tens of thousands of medics will strike for 96 hours from 7am 11 April to 7am Saturday 15 April with hundreds of thou...

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over 1 year ago
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How Merseyside health staff are cutting down NHS wait lists with artificial intelligence

Clinical leaders in Cheshire and Merseyside have been using machine learning to help surgeons prioritise waiting list...

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over 1 year ago
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NHS pay deal: Who the new 5% offer applies to and how the one-off payment works

The one-off lump sum for 2022-23 rises in value up the NHS pay bands

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over 1 year ago
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What junior doctors do, and why they're going on strike

Junior doctors began a three-day strike today as the British Medical Association ramps up its campaign for pay restor...

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over 1 year ago
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Health unions to enter NHS pay negotiations with 'extreme caution' after months of delay

Unison confirms no more industrial action will take place during talks which begin tomorrow over a potential new agre...

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over 1 year ago
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Parkinson’s patients facing delays in getting medicine and 4-month waits to see specialists

The UK Parkinson’s Audit 2022 found a lack of joined-up care which forces patients to navigate their own way between ...

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over 1 year ago
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Junior doctors' pay talks with Health Secretary end in 'disappointment' over lack of offer

The BMA said it was left disappointed after the Health Secretary told them he did not have a mandate to discuss any n...

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over 1 year ago
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Heart attack and stroke patients not guaranteed an ambulance during mass strikes

More than 11,000 of ambulance workers including paramedics, emergency care assistants and call handlers are walking o...

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over 1 year ago
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1 in 7 NHS workers looking for work outside the NHS, report finds

More NHS staff were trying to leave the health service in summer 2022 than in winter 2020, at the height of the Covid...

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over 1 year ago
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Junior doctors expected to join mass NHS strikes as BMA prepares to announce ballot result

Some 45,000 junior doctors in England will stage a 72-hour walkout in March that would spark chaos in A&E departments...

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almost 2 years ago
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Giving social care billions needed to clear Covid backlog a bad idea, NHS leaders tell Truss

Hospital bosses said the idea would 'put the brakes' on attempts to bring down waiting lists for non-urgent operation...

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almost 2 years ago
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'We'll be ready:' NHS leaders prepare to give out millions of Covid boosters in September

Hospital bosses vow to make new mass vaccination programme a success and 'work flat out to bring down waiting lists' ...

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almost 2 years ago
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NHS faces huge challenges but it is wrong to consider changing to a social insurance model

Tinkering with NHS structures is 'a recipe for wasting time and money' and ministers should focus on the real problem...

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