NHS Must Be Central To Brexit Talks, Warns BMA

28th June 2017

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that the NHS and Healthcare must be at “the front and centre” of any Brexit deal, as formal negotiations on Britain’s departure from the European Union get und.... Read More

Half of Salaried and Locum GPs are Stressed, BMA Poll Warns

21st June 2017

According to a new survey by the British Medical Association (BMA), half of sessional GPs suffer from work-related stress and the proportion is closer to two thirds among those who are in salaried or full-time roles.

T.... Read More

New Breast Cancer Drug Approved For NHS Use

18th June 2017

On 15th June 2017, Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England has announced that NHS England has struck a deal with Roche to make the breast cancer drug ‘Kadcyla’ available for routine use on .... Read More

Interviews and Selection - Specialty Training

7th July 2016

After a successful application to the specialty training programs via Oriel, the online recruitment system, applicants need to go through various interviews and assessment exercises at a selected specialty centre.

It is vital that the applicant know the selection processe.... Read More

GP Returners offered free RCGP membership

5th July 2016

The Royal College of General Practitioners has announced an offer for GPs who opt to return to frontline patient care in the UK after their career break of two or more years. The RCGP offered.... Read More

New Outpatient Pharmacy Dispensing Framework - LPP

4th July 2016

Lord Carter’s “Operational Productivity and Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals: Unwarranted Variations” report highlights the pharmacy activity, which calls for a clinically focused pharmacy staff to deal with outpatient dispensing to fr.... Read More

Top Tips To Apply To Specialty Training

3rd July 2016

Junior doctors can apply to many different specialty-training programs, as they like. Its important to do some research on the specialty choice before submitting an application. Applicants should understand the processes, specialty recruiter expectations<.... Read More

NHS Bursary Reforms

1st July 2016

New students on Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional studies will no longer receive NHS Bursaries from 1st August 2017.  Rather than NHS bursaries and tuition funded by Health Education England (HEE).... Read More

Specialty Training – The Financial Aspect

1st July 2016

Junior doctors are struggling to meet the financial costs of postgraduate specialty training in the UK. Those doctors pay for mortgage, day to day expenses and fund for a competitive CV while also paying a large sum to their obligatory training.

Meanwhile, the Ann.... Read More

NHS Begins National Service to Treat aHUS

30th June 2016

In 26th May 2016, National Health Service (NHS) has announced a plan to launch a national service to treat the rare kidney condition atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS), and the administration of Alexion's .... Read More

GP Funding Highlights

30th June 2016

The 2016/17 General Medical Service contract agreement has new funding changes, which will highlight to new developments in General Practice in near future. NHS England will apply the e.... Read More

NHS Chief Launches New Fast Track Funding for Better Innovation

29th June 2016

At the NHS Confederation Conference in Manchester, Simon Stevens the head of NHS England has announced the launch of a new programme to fast-track innovations from across the world to the NHS vanguard. For the first time, NHS will provide an expl.... Read More

Doctors Demand to lift Locum Pay Caps

29th June 2016

The Government was asked to eliminate the imprudent pay caps for locums, as it threatens mo.... Read More

Guidance for Overseas Nurse to Practice in the UK

28th June 2016

Overseas nurse who want to work as a nurse or midwife in the UK must get registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which is the regulatory body of nursing and midwifery in the UK.

In Oct.... Read More

NHS England Announced Vacancy for Director of Digital Experience

28th June 2016

NHS England is on a quest to find a right candidate for director post of digital experience. The title offers a London base and at least of £131,301 remuneration.

As explained in vacancy notice, the director of digital experience will be a key senior leader<.... Read More

HSCIC to be Renamed as NHS Digital

27th June 2016

George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences has announced two exciting developments on Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) at the National Information Board Leadership Summit in London. In July 2016, HSCIC will change its name to NHS Digital<.... Read More

How Brexit affects the NHS?

27th June 2016

The NHS has emerged as the key battleground in the UK’s membership of European Union. The Brexit so called for the British leaving the EU campaign have raised the most debated issue of the time in the most desired healthcare system. Will this help or hinder the NHS?.... Read More

Conditions of Professional Indemnity Arrangement

26th June 2016

Professional Indemnity also known as Professional Liability Insurance is a way that helps protect professionals and service providing individuals for bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by the client.

Professional In.... Read More

Five Data Problems Of Public Health Officials

26th June 2016

Earlier this month, Public Health England officials reported of the data challenges faced by the reorganised public health service. Here are the detailed descriptions of those data challenges.

  1. Perception

Paul Co.... Read More

Professional Indemnity Arrangement for Nurses and Midwives

24th June 2016

In July 2014, the UK government has introduced a new requirement for all nurses and midwives to hold an applicable Professional Indemnity Arrangement. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that if a patient is harmed in some way due to the negligence of the healthcare prof.... Read More

BMA Calls to Adopt SAS Charter

24th June 2016

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) had developed a new UK-wide charter to recognise and support Staff grades, Associate Specialists and Specialty (SAS) doctors.... Read More

New Degree Programme for Local Nurses

23rd June 2016

Almost 50,000 of additional national shortage of registered nurse in the UK have been predicted by the Department of Health (DH), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC.... Read More

Five facts about doctor’s health and wellbeing

23rd June 2016

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, the leading charity for doctors, medical students and their families of the UK conducted a survey to find medical professions attitudes toward their own health and well being. The survey was done on 1351 doctors of .... Read More

Tips for Writing Medical Resume

22nd June 2016

Medical resume is vital in a job search for medical professional, which is often taken as a first impression towards your prospective employer’s. A medical resume is different from any other kind of professional resume. It relates to a complex, demanding and comprehensive s.... Read More

Appraisal and Revalidation for Locums: Issues and Solutions

21st June 2016

The General Medical Council has set the same set of instructions for locum doctors for the revalidation. However, locum doctors experience some challenges regarding the appraisals and revalidation such as finding responsible officer or collecting supporting information etc.<.... Read More

Revalidation for Nurses

21st June 2016

Revalidation is the renewing your registration process introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), where all nurses and midwives are required to revalidate in order to keep practicing in the UK.  It is the Read More

Final Terms for Junior Doctors' 2016 Contract Released

20th June 2016

On the 16th of June NHS employer has finally released the second version of the Terms and Conditions of Services (TCS) for junior doctor contract. The first Version of the agreement between the Read More

PLAB Test for Overseas Doctor

20th June 2016

The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test demonstrate International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice medicine in the UK. It is designed to test doctor’s ability to work safely as a Senior House Officer (.... Read More

General Practice Forward View – NHS England

17th June 2016

NHS England has published the General Practice Forward View incorporated with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Health Education England in late April. The General Pr.... Read More

Top Tips for Your Specialty Training Application

17th June 2016

After the successful completion of Foundation Year programme, you are then able to go on training in a chosen specialty. Applying for specialty training is highly competitive and need to have some significant amount of planning and research.  There are sever.... Read More

GPs “on the edge of full-blown crisis” in Northern Ireland

15th June 2016

The Northern Ireland GPC (NIGPC) chairman, Dr Tom Black declared in an announcement that primary care in Northern Ireland is on the edge of a full-blown crisis. He said 3/4th of General Practitioners struggles to cope up with the elevating workload in .... Read More

New Care Models and Prevention: An Integral Partnership

14th June 2016

On 31st May the NHS Confederation published a report in the New Care Models and Prevention: An Integral Partnership. The publication reported works of vanguards for the prevention and reduction of health inequalities in local area. It .... Read More

GMC Revalidation

14th June 2016

Revalidation is the process where all the licensed doctors in the UK are required to demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are up to date and fit to practice in their chosen field. Revalidation aims to give extra assertion .... Read More

UK Visa Registration Requirements for Non-EU Doctors

13th June 2016

Doctors from outside the EU are required to be registered to the General Medical Council (GMC) to work in the UK. Any doctor who wants to practice medicine and exercise legal privileges associated must obtain a License to Practice from the G.... Read More

£20,000 Offered for New GPs in Underserved Areas

12th June 2016

The NHS England and Health Education England has launched a Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme to offer one-off bursary to new General Practitioners (GP) in an underserved area.<.... Read More

A guide to CESR

10th June 2016

Hospital doctors awarded with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or a Certification of Eligibility for Specialist/GP Registration (CESR/CEGPR) are listed onto a Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC). The Specialist Registered doctors ca.... Read More

Continuing Professional Development

10th June 2016

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the knowledge, skills and experience that you gain beyond any initial training. It includes both formal and informal learning activities, from all areas of your medical pr.... Read More

Returning to Clinical Practice (II)

8th June 2016

Cont.... from Returning to Clinical Practice (I)

Occupational Health

You can access Occupational Health (OH) services provided by your secondary care employer a.... Read More

Returning to Clinical Practice (I)

7th June 2016

A doctor may need or choose to take a long-term leave from work for variety of reasons. There is a lack of clear pathway for doctors who want to restart their professional career especially those with an injury, a long period ill health, caring f.... Read More

"GMC My CPD" for Continuing Professional Development

7th June 2016

In 2015, General Medical Council (GMC) has introduced a mobile app GMC My CPD” to help registered doctors in the UK to manage their Continued Professional Development (CPD). According to the GMC, this app allows doctors to record their learning acti.... Read More

Changes in New Junior Doctor Contracts

2nd June 2016

The British Medical Council, NHS Employers, the Secretary of State of Health and the junior doctors committee has come to an agreement for the new junior doctor’s contract. The agreement is now subject to 40,000 BMA members vote, which should be collected t.... Read More

How to Become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (LNCs)

31st May 2016

Legal nurse consultants are liaisons between the medical profession and attorneys. They provide medical counsel and assistance to lawyers about the insight into medical issues and accepted practice standards. They review medical records and repor.... Read More

New Software to Improve NHS England Website Accessibility

30th May 2016

NHS England has announced for an additional new software to its website to mark the Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19. The new software is intended to improve website users with a better and easy accessibility to the organisation’s work and a pla.... Read More

New Junior Doctors' Contract Deal Agreed

29th May 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) and the government have come to an agreement on long haul disputable junior doctor contract after 10 days of intensive talks at Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

.... Read More

The New Junior Doctor Contract

27th May 2016

The BMA, NHS Employers and the Secretary of State for Health have come to an agreement to form a new contract for the junior doctors in 2016.

After a long period of negotiation and of action by junior doctors, the BMA has come to an agreement of a new con.... Read More

A Per Cent Pay Rise for NHS Nurses, Midwives and Administrators in 2016

25th May 2016

UK government’s Chancellor George Osborne has announced a 1% pay increase in 2016/2017 for nurses and midwives after reviewing the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) recommendations in all over the UK.

The public sector’s pay body reco.... Read More

Chosen Benefits of Automation in Patient Care

25th May 2016

Medicine and Healthcare are increasingly using technology solutions to improve workloads, consuming vital health data and delivering better patient care.

Software automation has become one of the crucial parts of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ActRead More

Land a Highly Competitive Locum Tenens Job

23rd May 2016

It’s no surprise; locum tenens is in a high competition. Multiple recruiting agencies work to fill up the same job position, which means multiple candidates are being considered for the same position. In such rivalry, how w.... Read More

GMC Registration to Practice Medicine in The UK

22nd May 2016

Medical professionals around globe to be employed in the  UK for a permanent, temporary or a locum position must register with the General Medical Council (GMC). Professional Locum agency support all va.... Read More

Credentialing Tips for Locum Tenens

20th May 2016

Navigating credentialing process is among the most critical aspects of the locum tenens hiring process.  It is one huge phase of a locum tenens hiring process. It is chaotic at first but super easy for subsequent application time. Here are few tips for a fast, easy a.... Read More

M&D new pay scales for 2016/17 – a 1% NHS pay rise

18th May 2016

Conservative government grants a 1% pay rise for hospital medical and dental staffs for 2016/17 in England. The new pay arrangements will be applied from 1st of April 2016 to 31st March 2017 only.

After reviewing on Doctors a.... Read More

National Workforce Plan

17th May 2016

Health Education England (HEE) and its local education and training boards develop the national workforce plan and commission training places. HEE acknowledges that it takes 14 years to train a qualified hospital consultant and costs over £720,000 and for a.... Read More

How To Renew Your EHIC

16th May 2016

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for five years. Make sure your EHIC is valid before your travel. You can renew your EHIC before six months of the expiration date and it’s free. If none of your personal details have change.... Read More

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or e111 

15th May 2016

EHIC is a free card that you can use to access state-provided healthcare for your temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Medical cure and treatment are given as its citizen, considerate to all their medical necessity even their pre-existing me.... Read More

Top Patient Safety Issues for 2016

13th May 2016

The NHS Improving Quality (NHSIQ) coordinate a network of 15 Patient Safety Collaborates including UCL Partners to help support continuous progress in quality and safety of the NHS patients. They empower local patients and healthcare staffs to Read More

10 Physician Interview Tips for Residents, Fellows & New Doctors

11th May 2016

If you are a resident, fellow or just now became a physician, there is a high chance of you called up for a job interview. A physician job interview is a very delicate job as the job itself is.

Here are some few physician interview tips to help you getting through the interview and to mak.... Read More

NHS 24 delays IT system go-live again

10th May 2016

After discovering technical problems, NHS 24 has cancelled to go live of its £117m worth new healthcare IT system. This second attempt was planned go live in coming June, which has now been delayed.

The first attempt on November 2015 was a disastrous; NHS 24 was forced to take down .... Read More

How to get help with health cost in the UK

8th May 2016

The NHS provides healthcare service to all the permanent residents of the United Kingdom that is free at the time of delivery and paid for from general taxation. However, there are extra costs that you can reclaim. Here are some details on how you can claim the m.... Read More

Effective Communication Skills For Doctors

6th May 2016

Today, doctors are mindful of delivering efficient services in a least resources. Without a good communication, you still won’t be able to make the most of it. Communication means being able to give others the right information in a clear and concise mind with a rig.... Read More

Specialty Acceptance And Fill Rates

5th May 2016

Health Education England (HEE) has provided data on the first round of recruitment and the available posts. This has supported trainees in decisions making on choosing and applying their medical specialties in the on-going recruitment process. This has helped the.... Read More

Tips for A Perfect Medical CV

4th May 2016

A CV is a career roadmap of your professional experiences and educational background and qualifications. Even in this age of electronic application forms and e-portfolios, there is still a need for doctors to maintain and update curriculum vitae.

A CV is vital when you ap.... Read More

Why should you cover some locum shifts?

3rd May 2016

Can you manage to do some locum shifts in weekends or in any other spare time? Here are the facts for you to consider.

In one of the reports issued by NAO, it highlighted the hospital admissions have raised by 2.8% over the last decade and 9% of the staff.... Read More

Choosing A Specialty – A Doctor Guide

3rd May 2016

In the United Kingdom (UK), upon the graduation of medical school, junior doctors have to work in a variety of specialties before choosing one for further studies. Following with the foundation trainings immediately, junior doctor must choose a specialty in their second Foundatio.... Read More

NHS England multi-billion transformation plan for GPs

2nd May 2016

NHS England published General Practice Forward View, a new multi-billion-transformation plan for General Practitioners (GPs) on 21st April. The new plan is designed to support general practitioners foundations along with the improvemen.... Read More

3 Million Patients Benefit From New Digital NHS Programme

1st May 2016

Three million patients are able to access new apps, online networks, safety devices and a host of other new technologies in first nine months of the innovative programme of the NHS.

Last year, NHS Innovation Accelerator programme was launched to introduce.... Read More

Digital and Integrated Healthcare Services – Personalized health and care 2020

29th April 2016

Digital improvement to health management

The Personalized Health and Care 2020 framework focus on the digital technologies for the improvement in the management of health and access to care services. This digital management ensures the responsibility for sharing informa.... Read More

Personalized Health and Care 2020 -NHS England

28th April 2016

The NHS England has stated to become a fully patient-facing digital healthcare system by 2020. NHS England has proposed the Personalised Health and Care 2020 framework, a set of requirements, proposals and case studies, which will ensure the delivery of digital h.... Read More

DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator launched to revolutionise digital health in the NHS

24th April 2016

DigitalHealth.London has launched a new technology - an Accelerator to help small to medium digital health businesses. The Accelerator will help 30 new digital health businesses each year by providing help with the engagement with the clinicians and healthcare ex.... Read More

NHS England Trusts’ digital maturity self-assessment Results Published

20th April 2016

NHS England has shared results of NHS Trusts digital maturity self-assessment with the purpose to gauge the readiness for a paperless NHS. The results was published on the myNHS be.... Read More

Gov.uk Verify not secure enough for NHS - HSCIC

19th April 2016

Government Digital Service’s Verify is the default mechanism for citizens logging into online public services of the NHS, which proves their identity. It authenticates patient’s identity by linking patient’s social identities to NHS identity, wh.... Read More

What are employers looking on your medical CVs ?

18th April 2016

Have you ever tried to look your CV as a reader/employer rather than a writer? Whenever you are writing your medical CV for any new position or a locum work, the employers’ perspective is one big side that one must consider. While reviewing your CV your viewer mostly are in.... Read More

eSourcing Framework Now Live LPP

17th April 2016

London Procurement Partnership (LPP) portal had promoted, supplied business opportunities and contracts with its sourcing electronic procedure for its members, trusts and suppliers.Now, LPP .... Read More

New Tender for EPR framework to support government’s 2020 digital strategy published

15th April 2016

The London NHS Chief Information Officer’s Council and the consortia of 38 NHS Trusts built the first clinical systems framework in 2013. Their framework – Clinical Admi.... Read More

Automation in Patient Care

15th April 2016

Medicine and Healthcare are increasingly using technology solutions to improve workloads, consuming vital health data and delivering better patient care. 

Software automation has become a crucial part of Health Insurance Portability and Accountab.... Read More

Head of Review - NHS to be Paperless by 2020

11th April 2016

The head of Major reviewed use of technology would make NHS paper-free by 2020. The Government has announced a £4.2 billion investment to bring modern techniques into health service. It is said that the new use of IT can ease pressure on the NHS and ma.... Read More

NHS New Cap Rates for Agency Staffs

7th April 2016

Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) has introduced a new cap rates for agency workers to procure agency staffs at a new affordable price rates on 23 November 2015. The new price caps will be applicable from 1st April 2016 for age.... Read More

A Confirmer’s Role and The Confirmation Process

6th April 2016

NMC approaches every nurse and midwife to apply for revalidation using NMC online to renew their place on the register. All nurses and midwives need to revalidate to NMC in every three years starting .... Read More

A Confirmer

20th March 2016

A confirmer is someone who checks if a nurse or midwife has met the revalidation requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). NMC strongly recommends your line manage.... Read More

NHS Jobs

20th March 2016

National Healthcare Service is the old and single public funded healthcare system in the UK. The UK Government controls and funds it through the nation’s general taxation system for the legal residents of UK. The services are free at the point of delivery and it includes pr.... Read More

Nursing Included on Shortage Occupation List

20th March 2016

The home office of the UK has included nursing on shortage occupation list for a temporary basis. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been conducting a review of nurse supply and demand to determine whether nursing profession should be included on the list beyond this inte.... Read More

Reflective Account

20th March 2016

Reflective account is a descriptive report about an event or an experience as a nurse or midwife. It gives overall information about the situation, reflecting how good you are in and for practice. It includes your behavioural approach toward a situation, how you analyse it and yo.... Read More

How to Choose a Good Recruitment Agency

20th March 2016

An experienced recruitment agency provides you with an access to much different kind of vacancies that you would or wouldn’t be aware of. A good recruitment agency will be able to represent you at lot of applicable places depending on your relocation, desired facility and s.... Read More

Primary Care Provider (PCP)

20th March 2016

A Primary Care Provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner that provides health services for common medical problems in an outpatient setting. This is usually a doctor, or a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. It is often involved for a long time care for you and your f.... Read More