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Review raises concerns over locum doctors
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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

An investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found many locum doctors working in the NHS are not having their performance properly measured.

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’
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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

Hospitals across the UK are bracing themselves for an increase in demand as freezing weather coincides with the busiest three-week period of the year.

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding
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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

More than 20 hospitals in England have had to close this week to cope with overcrowding, an inquiry by the Guardian has revealed.

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation
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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation has appointed as its new chief executive the former head of the General Medical Council (GMC), Niall Dickson.

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’
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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

The National Audit Office has criticized plans for seven-day GP services, saying consequences and funding have not been thought out.

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses
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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

The Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Physicians have warned over conditions in the NHS, saying the services are set to fail over the winter.

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Hunt proposes reform to 4-hour A&E standard
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Hunt proposes reform to 4-hour A&E standard

Following intense scrutiny on A&E pressures this week, Jeremy Hunt has suggested that the 4-hour waiting time standard should be revised to remove non-urgent cases.

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NHS ‘failing heart patients across the UK’
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NHS ‘failing heart patients across the UK’

More than two-thirds of heart attack programmes are failing to meet minimum requirements for patient care, according to research from the British Heart Foundation.

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PM cannot ‘bury head in sand’ over NHS, says BMA
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PM cannot ‘bury head in sand’ over NHS, says BMA

The BMA has said the Prime Minister cannot continue to ‘bury her head in the sand’ following claims by the British Red Cross of a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the NHS.

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‘Question marks’ over mental health pledge
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‘Question marks’ over mental health pledge

A leading psychiatrist has questioned Theresa May’s plans for a comprehensive package of measures for mental health support in schools, workplaces and communities.

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Discharge delays more common in mental health trusts
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Discharge delays more common in mental health trusts

New data from NHS England has found more delays in discharges from mental health trusts than seen in other parts of the NHS.

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MPs urge cross-party review of health and social care
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MPs urge cross-party review of health and social care

The heads of three Commons committees have urged the Prime Minister to call a cross-party review of the health and social care sector, saying services are ‘at breaking point’.

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NHS spends millions on scrutinizing GP referrals
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NHS spends millions on scrutinizing GP referrals

NHS organizations are paying millions to referral management centres to scrutinize patient referrals to hospital by GPs, an investigation shows.

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NHS type 2 diabetes screening 'inaccurate', study shows
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NHS type 2 diabetes screening 'inaccurate', study shows

NHS screening for risk for type 2 diabetes is inaccurate and unlikely to have ‘substantial impact’, new research has found.

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