Barts Health promote team spirit

East London trust gets emergency medicine consultants to collaborate Barts Health NHS Trust today held an exclusive team building event for A&E consultants at prestigious The Royal London Hospital, based in Whitechapel. Attended by 38 doctors from hospital sites such as Whipps Cross University Hospital, Newham University Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, the team […]

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Top 10 most requested specialties for locum doctors in August 2014

What doctors do the NHS need the most? August saw the influx of new junior doctors stampede through NHS trusts across the country, meaning locum doctors were in incredibly high demand, covering wards in all departments whilst new arrivals were trained and brought up to speed by permanent staff. Maintaining exceptionally high levels of patient […]

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Mental health trusts see slash in funding

Sending patients outside of local area impacts on budget NHS mental health trusts have had to reduce beds and staff available to cope with real term funding cuts, contributed to by having to send patients away from home for care. The Health Service Journal investigation of all 57 NHS mental health providers showed a 2.3% […]

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Why recruitment frameworks create stability for the NHS

With locum demand at its seasonal peak in the run up to and beyond the August changeover, it is more important than ever to source highly qualified and clinically experienced medical professionals, who will contribute fully to and sustain patient care, whilst the new and rotating doctors find their feet. The most important way that […]

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Can localised services combat waiting list pressures?

Healthcare expert pinpoints flexible approach as waiting list solution Vanguard Healthcare chief executive Ian Gillespie believes a locally led approach can combat failed hospital waiting time targets. Writing in the Health Service Journal, Mr Gillespie notes that despite many people claiming recent pressures are seasonal, waiting lists are in fact at an all time high, […]

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