HealthSeptember 23, 2021
RCS President calls for a “New Deal” for surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has put forward a new proposition for elective care in the UK. Its suggested reforms could help chart a course out of the ominous backlogs currently facing the NHS. RCS President Professor Neil Mortensen spoke with David Duffy on the crisis facing UK elective
HealthSeptember 17, 2021
Patient flow command centres: not just for Covid-19
Neil Griffiths, Managing Director of TeleTracking Europe, questions why, when a centralised command centre is capable of improving patient care in myriad ways, it should not be considered good practice on a daily basis beyond crisis management.
HealthAugust 3, 2021
Patient facing technology may help relieve pressure over surgery backlog
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has adopted new technology to tackle the elective surgery backlog. West Middlesex hospital has reduced their time spent gathering pre-operative information by 63 per cent.
HealthAugust 2, 2021
A&E has become the entire health system’s safety net, not just the patient’s
While the current spotlight is on reducing post-pandemic elective surgery waiting times, emergency departments have been left to pick up the health system’s slack. Public Policy Projects Policy Analyst Lottie Moore spoke to Dr Katherine Henderson about the challenges now facing emergency medicine.
HealthJuly 28, 2021
Amanda Pritchard set to be appointed NHS England Chief Executive
Amanda Pritchard is set to be appointed Chief Executive of NHS England this Sunday, taking over from Lord Simon Stevens. She will become the first female NHS Chief Executive in its 73 year history.
Community healthApril 8, 2021
Confronting racial inequality in emergency medicine
Dr David Chung and Dr Hodon Abdi of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine speak to ICJ sister publication Hospital Times, dissecting the issue of racial inequalities in the health and care workforce from the perspective of emergency medicine.
Health ProfessionsNovember 13, 2020
NHS trusts must rise to the challenge once again
The healthcare staff of the NHS are rising to meet the challenge presented by the second wave of Covid-19, explained Chief Executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson who called for healthcare professionals to be celebrated.
Health ProfessionsOctober 27, 2020
Covid disruption hits training for eight in ten doctors, GMC surveys shows
More than 80 per cent of doctors in training have said they suffered from disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which reduced their access to the learning they need to progress their careers, according to a General Medical Council (GMC) survey published on the 22 October.
HealthOctober 13, 2020
Almost a million women miss crucial breast cancer scans
Nearly one million women in the UK missed potentially lifesaving NHS breast screening due to Covid-19, say new warnings on the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Community healthSeptember 29, 2020
Establishing the role of volunteering in health and care
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Executive Chair of Public Policy Projects and former Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, hosted a panel of expert speakers at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference to discuss the role of volunteers in the health and care workforce.
Health ProfessionsSeptember 28, 2020
NHS recruitment drive hits all time high
Acceptances for NHS nurses and nursing students in NHS England have increased by 23 per cent (14,199) compared to 2019. The number of doctors has also risen by 9,283, new figures show.
Health ProfessionsAugust 20, 2020
BMA calls for long-term support for any removal of medical student cap
Comments by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock surrounding the Government's intention to lift the current cap on medical school places have been met by calls for 'funding and long-term support' by the British Medical Association. 
HealthAugust 13, 2020
Immersive teaching could save the NHS £142 million per year
Techforce19 challenge, a government-funded research group, has found that carers who receive training via immersive digital technology, such as VR, can improve understanding of infection control measurers by 76 per cent and retention of health and safety guidelines increases by 230 per cent
Health ProfessionsAugust 12, 2020
Disabled doctors getting ignored in the workplace
A new report from BMA has revealed that disabled doctors are not receiving the support that they are entitled to and many fear unfair treatment if they speak out.
Health PolicyAugust 11, 2020
New £172 million apprenticeship scheme to combat nursing deficit
The Government has announced a new four-year nursing apprenticeship scheme which it hopes will allow students to earn as they learn. It will also help the Government to combat the nursing deficit in the NHS.
Health ProfessionsJuly 31, 2020
NHS People Plan places staff wellbeing front and centre
The Government has published its long-awaited health and care workforce strategy, The NHS People Plan, but does it deliver upon the needs of the sector?

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