A rising number of GPs under the age of 50 are leaving the UK general practice due to feeling ‘unsupported and vulnerable to burnout’, an NHS England-commissioned study has found.

New figures published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has shown more than 10,000 nursing posts in London have been left unfilled.

A scheme launched by health organisations in Cornwall to tackle the problem of hospital bed blocking actually saw numbers rise by 60 per cent in a year.

A 10 year study has found wide variation in emergency treatment for patients with blocked coronary arteries.

Salford Royal’s Sir David Dalton has been appointed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to engage with junior doctors on behalf of the government in an attempt to avoid planned strike action.

After talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to end the contract dispute broke down, three junior doctor strikes have been planned to take place on the 12 and 26 of January, as well as 10 February.

NHS spending on management consultants has fallen by £42 million in the last year, according to figures from NHS Improvement.

NHS bosses have been directed to create a plan to ensure the ‘sustainability and quality’ of general practice next year.

The performance of every care home in England can now be compared on NHS website, My NHS which allows users to leave ratings and reviews so others can assess the services.

17,000 patients in Scotland have failed to show up to medical appointments at least five times in the last year.

Hospitals have been criticised over the money generated from parking fees, after a freedom of information (FOI) request revealed some trusts are making more than £3 million a year.

According to statistics published by the NHS, the majority of hospitals in England are struggling to recruit enough nurses, with nine out of 10 hospitals missing targets for levels of safe staffing.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that free Wi-Fi will be made available in all NHS buildings in England, in a bid to reduce costs and improve patient experience.

The government has announced it will provide a four per cent funding boost every year for five years to cover ‘changes in GP workload’.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced there will be a review of the way deaths are investigated throughout the NHS.

Training bosses and ministers have hailed the increase in the numbers of trainee GPs as a ‘big jump', though around 11 per cent of places still remain unfilled.

Hospital’s in England are set to get £1.8 billion of extra funding, if they agree to set out a clear plan for achieving seven day services by 2020.

GPs in the UK are more stressed than their counterparts in the world’s wealthiest countries, according to US think thank the Commonwealth Fund.


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