Workforce

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

Doctors’ pensions tax issue now having a real impact on patient care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Health (attached) calling on them to urgently address the pensions tax issue that is causing many of the UK’s most senior doctors to reduce their overtime or leave the NHS altogether.

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Doctors stressed and overworked, says new GMC report

Doctors stressed and overworked, says new GMC report

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has called for government to act now to address the growing workforce crisis in the NHS. The call follows the publication of new research which shows that over two-thirds of doctors work over their rostered hours on a weekly basis.

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Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

Scottish Medical Workforce – an outline of challenges and offer of solutions

The workforce challenges facing the NHS are now the greatest current threat to the provision of quality health care in the UK. While the number of consultant posts in NHS Scotland has increased by about 15 percent in the past 5 years, these posts remain unfilled due to a shortage of doctors.

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