New figures obtained by BBC News and Community Care magazine have revealed that almost 5,500 mental health patients in England were forced to travel away from their home to receive treatment, due to a lack of beds.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has expressed concerns that it would face an ‘uphill struggle’ to convince junior doctors to accept the new contract which has been agreed with ministers after conciliation talks.
The British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt have reached an agreement over the junior doctors contract, which have caused a large conflict between the two parties over recent months.
Jane Cummings, England’s chief nursing officer (CNO), is set to unveil a new framework for nurses, midwives and care workers, to drive care profession forward and reduce unwarranted variation in health and care provision.
Expanding the skills of existing NHS staff, including nurses, community and support staff, is the best way to develop the capacity of the health service, according to a new report from the Nuffield Trust.
The British Medical Association has raised concerns that under-resourced doctors are being penalised, highlighting a pattern where practices with higher funding per person receive netter inspection ratings.
New research published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has recommended that £500 million of NHS funding should be earmarked to provide mental health professionals for every school in England.