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NHS trusts woefully prepared for Brexit, BMJ investigation reveals
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NHS trusts woefully prepared for Brexit, BMJ investigation reveals

Brexit preparation committees have been set up in just 9% of trusts in England and just half of health boards in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

RCGP calls time on Capita after more cervical screening errors emerge
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RCGP calls time on Capita after more cervical screening errors emerge

In light of this week’s news, the Royal College of General Practitioners is calling for Capita’s contract with the NHS to be reconsidered.

GMC says doctors are cutting corners to deal with pressure
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GMC says doctors are cutting corners to deal with pressure

General Medical Council publishes report on medical education and practice in the UK.

Four Queen Mary researchers rank in the world’s top 1%
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Four Queen Mary researchers rank in the world’s top 1%

Who made it onto the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list?

BMA response to NHS whistle-blower reform
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BMA response to NHS whistle-blower reform

Changes announced include new legislation to compel NHS trusts to report annually on how they have addressed concerns raised by staff.

House of Lords seeks clarity on no-deal Brexit medicines supply
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House of Lords seeks clarity on no-deal Brexit medicines supply

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has written to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock.

College of Anaesthetists and BMA call for action on rest facilities for NHS staff
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College of Anaesthetists and BMA call for action on rest facilities for NHS staff

One in 10 hospital doctors is being charged for a place to rest during or at the end of their shift.

GMC apologises for fake psychiatrist case
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GMC apologises for fake psychiatrist case

New Zealander, Zholia Alemi, used a false medical degree to join the UK medical register and practised as a psychiatrist for 22 years.

Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report
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Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report

The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation predict possible staff shortages of more than 350,000 by 2030.

UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says
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UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says

Scottish First Minister says there is no good Brexit for our health service.

BMA analysis reveals scale of A&E crisis
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BMA analysis reveals scale of A&E crisis

Based on official NHS figures, a new BMA analysis shows a year-round crisis, with services struggling in summer as badly as recent winters.

Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year
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Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year

The authors of a new study caution that the actual costs could be much higher.

RCGP predicts closure of almost 800 practices with ‘catastrophic’ effect on patient care
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RCGP predicts closure of almost 800 practices with ‘catastrophic’ effect on patient care

The Royal College of General Practitioners estimates that 762 GP practices across the UK could close over the next five years.

New pay rise for doctors in Wales backdated to April
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New pay rise for doctors in Wales backdated to April

Contrary to England and Scotland, the Welsh Government has agreed in full the recommendations of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.