Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

24.04.18: A pilot system is making it easier for GPs to understand the hospital waiting times experienced by their patients. The e-traffic light system could help to reduce hospital waiting times and offer patients a clearer choice of treatment, NHS Engl...

Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

23.04.18: Sexual assaults on ambulance workers have almost trebled in five years, a Freedom of Information (FoI) by union GMB has revealed. Since 2012 there have been at least 688 sexual assaults recorded. In 2012-13 there were 53 recorded sexual assa...

RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

23.04.18: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has opened its vote for its members to have their say on a three-year pay deal. If approved, the deal would see most NHS staff get a 6.5% pay increase spread over three years. The union says that the new pa...

‘Voice of common sense’ trust CEO to step down in summer

20.04.18: The NHS’s “voice for common sense,” Dame Julie Moore, has announced her intention to retire from her post as chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT in the summer. Moore has been in charge at the foundati...

Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

20.04.18: The 21 junior doctors, led by Dr Sarah Hallett, who said Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust failed to make sure they took proper breaks have lost a case in the High Court. They claimed the trust breached their employment contracts b...