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More than a million GP appointments missed each month
MORE than one million people fail to attend GP appointments every month, costing the NHS £200 million a year.
RCGP sets out roadmap to tackle workforce crisis
GENERAL practice is "running on empty" with ever increasing patient demand and falling GP numbers, says the RCGP in setting out a new Workforce Roadmap.
December A&E performance worst on record
DECEMBER 2019 saw the worst performance on record for A&E waiting times in England with 79.8 per cent of patients cared for within the target four hours.
Bullying of SAS and LE doctors commonplace
NEARLY a third of SAS (specialty and associate specialist) and a fourth of LE (locally employed) doctors have experienced bullying, undermining or harassment at work by colleagues or patients and their families in the last year.
Make MDO membership a regulatory requirement
CHRIS KENNY, CEO of MDDUS, comments on GMC research issued today into the impact of doctors’ engagement with the tribunals process.
Doctors reducing working hours to beat burnout
DOCTORS are increasingly cutting back on clinical hours to reduce stress, new figures from the General Medical Council show.
Engagement crucial in fitness to practise complaints
PROPER engagement with the fitness to practise process is a crucial factor in outcome for doctors facing MPTS hearings, according to research conducted by the GMC.
End “corridor care” in A&E, says College
CARING for people in A&E corridors cannot be allowed to continue as new figures show a direct link between overcrowding and patient harm.
Quarter of cancer patients experiencing diagnostic delays
A QUARTER of all cancer patients in England have experienced avoidable delays in their diagnosis, according to a study conducted by Cancer Research UK.
NHS facing bleak winter
THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.