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Medical leaders join forces to attack broken promise to reform GMC

Senior medical leaders have reacted with frustration to news that the Government will once...

Call for cosmetic op ads to display risk logo

A patient safety campaigner has launched a petition proposing that cosmetic surgery and non-surgical...

NHS patients unaware they can be treated in private hospitals near them

Access to private doctors and hospitals is available and nearer than nearly half of...

MPs demand action to solve doctors’ pension ‘scandal’

The consultants’ NHS pensions tax debacle has been described as ‘a national scandal’ by...

Inflation’s perfect storm

Consultants’ representatives have warned that mounting inflation coupled with other business pressures are...

Major ortho clinic opens in Hants

Consultants were on hand to see in the official opening of a new...

Private care ‘must not get NHS cash’

Private doctors will have no NHS work to do in private hospitals if...

Awards scheme gets new name and rules

Clinical Excellence Awards now worth half and no longer pensionable Doctors who have...

Impact of the pandemic on private practice

MDU/Independent Practitioner Today 2022 survey.  Dear Reader, Independent Practitioner Today is running a survey...

FIPO decries inaction by competition watchdog

The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) aims to continue campaigning to persuade...

Patients’ complaints about fees are on the up

Issues over consultants’ fees are a continued increasing trend in the number of...

Women surgeons suffer huge amount of abuse

A Europe-wide survey has highlighted struggles of abuse and discrimination faced by female...