According to a survey led by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), a majority of hospital trust chief executives believe the government should continue with its plans to implement changes to the junior doctor contracts.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has advised MPs that overseas-trained doctors form an essential part of the UK’s medical workforce and ‘enhance the NHS’.

Dr Fiona Godlee, the editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), claimed that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has misrepresented a key study, which he used to back the case for more seven-day NHS care.

Health Education England (HEE) is providing funding to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop strategies and pilots for GP administrators in a bid to reduce the GP workload by an estimated 11 per cent.

Thousands of junior doctors could leave the NHS if the new contract being pushed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is imposed on them, according to results from a recent survey.

In a bid to improve efficiency and save money, hospitals in England will be being given individual savings targets.

According to Adam Sewell-Jones, Monitor’s director of provider sustainability, trusts could benefit financially by making better use of their existing technology. 

Local GP leaders have given tentative support to the government's plans to introduce a new contract for larger practices.

Junior doctors marched across London in protest at planned changes to their contracts in England.

GP leaders have claimed GPs are missing out on funding necessary to improve their buildings because local NHS managers are failing to collect money owed from property developers.

According to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), numerous trusts will struggle to reduce spending on agency nurses in order to maintain targets set by regulators within budget.

Inspectors are warning that safety across the NHS and care sector, with particular problems in hospitals, is a ‘significant concern’.

The former Secretary of State for Health Stephen Dorrell has been appointed by the NHS Confederation as its new chair.

The General Medial Council (GMC) has introduced a range of fees and increased charges, which will particularly affect international medical graduates and GPs, in an effort to generate £2.4 million in savings.

Performance assessments in the NHS need streamlining, as the number of national bodies that currently operate are causing unnecessary complexity, according to a new report from The King’s Fund.

A fifth of children referred to specialist mental health treatment in the NHS are rejected treatment, according to research from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has declared that midwife shortages is having a significant impact on services and that mistakes would ‘almost certainly be made’.

GPs have been told they must find £1 million of extra savings on prescribing costs after a clinical commissioning group overspent by millions in secondary care.


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