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
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.
Pandemic disruption has meant waiting lists for lifesaving heart diagnosis and treatment could more than double within two years to over 550,000 in England, a new report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned.
A project to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures is reducing waiting lists and helping patients receive essential care in Greater Manchester.
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.
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.
Doctors have found their work “emotionally exhausting” during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report published today by the General Medical Council (GMC).
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.
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.
Daniel Casson, Digital Transformation Advisor to Care England, outlines how Covid-19 has enhanced communication techniques across the sector.
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.
Health and social care staff and volunteers across the UK have been celebrated in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours which highlighted their incredible work during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Increased stress, anxiety and emotional exhaustion are some of the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on doctors in the UK, a new survey from the British Medical Association (BMA) has shown.