Covid: Single jab recommended for 12-15 year olds by UK's top doctors

Move will help reduce school disruption, top doctors say, with decision now in hands of ministers. Source link

GPs say shortage of doctors puts safe care at risk

The Royal College of GPs says a failure to recruit enough doctors has put services under pressure. Source link

Flu jab delay: Doctors call for MPs to take action

Flu jabs in England and Wales are delayed due to an HGV driver shortage, a supplier says. Source link

NHS blood test tube shortage: Doctors 'facing difficult choices'

“No doctor knowingly undertakes unnecessary blood tests and to now have to ration all those we are doing, as well as cancel hundreds more, goes against everything we stand for as clinicians,” said Dr David Wrigley from the British Medical Association, which represents doctors. Source link

Senior doctors in England to be consulted on NHS pay offer

The BMA doctors’ union says the 3% pay rise offer for NHS staff in England is “bitterly disappointing”. Source link

Do Women or Men Make the Best Doctors?

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When you’re hospitalized, you’ll want qualified medical professionals treating you, but does it matter if your doctor is a man or a woman? It might. A new study in Canada found that patients cared for by female physicians had lower in-hospital death rates… Continue reading Do Women or Men Make the Best Doctors?

Majority of U.S. Doctors No Longer White, Male

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. medical field is less dominated by white men than it used to be, but there are still few Black and Hispanic doctors, dentists and pharmacists, a new study finds. The study, which looked at trends over the past 20 years, found… Continue reading Majority of U.S. Doctors No Longer White, Male

Covid to get worse before it gets better, doctors warn

Medical leaders urge people to act with care including continuing to wear face masks in indoor areas. Source link

Covid: Doctors want to keep some measures after 19 July

“The promise was to make decisions based on data and not dates, and while we were pleased to see the government react to data in delaying the easing on 21 June last month, ministers must not now simply disregard the most recent, damning numbers by rushing into meeting their new 19 July deadline.” Source link

NHS pay: England senior doctors could strikes over 1% rise

Consultants will be consulted on industrial action if the 1% pay rise offer is not improved, says union. Source link