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Consultant Articles


Doctor made £375,000 in overtime last year

27th July 2016

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act finds NHS consultant made £375,000 on top of their salary.

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Only five consultants on overnight A&E duty in England

10th September 2013

Only five NHS Trusts across the country ensure that a consultant is on duty at A&E between midnight and 8am.

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NHS Lothian contract questioned

30th May 2012

The Scottish health secretary has told NHS Lothian it needs to explain a £75,000 health contract placed with a management consultancy.

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NI consultant posts unfilled

4th April 2012

Up to 95 Northern Ireland consultants posts are unfilled according to information obtained by the SDLP.

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Traditional working putting lives at risk

3rd April 2012

A report suggests almost four in 10 hospitals do not provide consultant cover on weekends.

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Hidden cuts that could affect patient care

24th September 2010

Dr Paul Flynn, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, warns there is a risk of 'hidden' cuts which could affect the care patients receive.

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Consultancy costs NHS £300m a year

24th August 2010

Figures show the NHS spent more than £300m on external consultants in 2009.

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CfH is heavy user of consultants

5th June 2009

Chief executive says NHS Connecting for Health has spent significant amounts on consultant services.

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DH urged to publish consultant spending

5th June 2009

Health select committee says government should publish consultancy contract costs.

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Consultant contract under fire

19th April 2007

A watchdog says despite a pay rise of 27% patients haven't seen any improvement in care.

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