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The government has ring-fenced health spending, but the DoH will apparently suffer 1,700 job cuts
1,700 DoH staff ‘face the axe’

by Peter Wozniak As many as 1,700 outsourced staff working at the Department of Health (DoH), including medical professionals, are to be made redundant, according to media reports. The staff, employed by the DoH to work in a variety of programmes include health professionals, dentists and psychiatrists, are apparently to be sacked as a result… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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NHS consultants' bonuses face harsh light of review
NHS consultants face bonus crackdown

By politics.co.uk staff A review of bonuses paid to NHS consultants across Britain has been tasked with ensuring they are “affordable”. Around £200 million is spent each year on clinical excellence and distinction awards, which have remained unchanged for six decades since first being introduced to reward hardworking consultants in 1948. They will now be… Read more »