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Junior Doctor shortage sees new overseas recruitment drive

A shortage of junior doctors to start work in hospitals this August is forcing the NHS to try to recruit from India.Tighter immigration rules introduced in recent years meant many overseas medics left Britain and returned home. But the exodus, added to new European regulations limiting the hours of doctors, caused unfilled vacancies. Attempts to […]

Hospitals face staff shortages as junior doctors become pregnant

NHS Hospitals risk staff shortages because of the numbers of junior doctors becoming pregnant after getting their first secure job, medics have warned. They have urged the Government to make better long term plans so that departments were not left struggling when several doctors go on maternity leave at once. The British Medical Association’s annual […]

General Election 2010- cuts inevitable as NHS must make savings

The NHS is facing upheaval and cutbacks as a decade of budget increases comes to an end and £20 billion of savings must be found over the next five years. Despite pledges from Labour and the Conservatives to protect front line services, there is evidence that their promises may have come too late. A list […]