Only 25 per cent of trusts have strategy to reduce waiting times

A significant majority of NHS trusts are failing to implement a comprehensive outpatient journey management strategy, and monitor outpatient waiting times.

Nursing staff urged to take rest breaks

The Royal College of Nursing has launched the 3Rs initiative and emphasised that breaks at work are a necessity, not a luxury.

London’s homeopathy centre to stop providing NHS-funded remedies

The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine has announced that it will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April.

Replace austerity with ‘proper resources’ for doctors

Richard Vautrey has called for an increase in funding for GPs after 10 ‘lean years’ which have left doctors facing unsafe workloads.

500,000 NHS staff relying on messenger apps at work

More than one in 50 NHS personnel are facing disciplinary action for using unauthorised instant messaging apps.

Breast cancer test reducing waiting times in Worcester

A new test at Worcestershire Royal Hospital is helping reduce waiting times for treatment for breast cancer patients in Worcestershire.

The NHS crisis is getting worse, says RCP

The NHS is being 'pushed to its limit' in nearly all areas of care, according to the Royal College of Physicians' new NHS reality check.

Pressures on King’s College as CEO set to resign

Nick Soberly has announced that he is to resign from his chief executive post at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Good care at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh trust

The Care Quality Commission has found improvements and good care at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Unions close to agreeing three-year NHS pay deal

Health unions are close to negotiating a pay deal for NHS staff well above the cap imposed by ministers in recent years.

Winter cancellations cause 60,000 fewer operations

There were over 62,000 fewer NHS treatments, including surgical operations, performed by consultants this winter compared to the previous winter.

New figures show that A&E performance worst on record

New data has revealed that just 85 per cent of patients waited less than four hours from arrival in all of England's A&Es.

Improved staff engagement leads to reduced agency staffing costs

Research has shown that improved staff engagement is linked to lower staff sickness absence and reduced agency staffing costs.

Lack of collaboration causing mental health ‘crisis point’

Too many young people are finding themselves at ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because public services are not effectively working together.

Bed closures due to norovirus increasing in NHS

The number of hospital beds taken out of service due to norovirus outbreaks has reached its highest level in five years.

Men remain NHS senior role majority

While women make up over three quarters of all NHS staff, they are still in the minority in senior roles.

Major new recruitment and retention campaign

Professor Jane Cummings is set to announce a new recruitment and retention campaign for the NHS as part of plans to mark it’s landmark 70th year.

Disparities in lung cancer treatment causing premature deaths

Large numbers of lung cancer patients may be dying prematurely every year as a result of disparities in rates of treatment across England.


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