The publisher said in an internal memo to staff that it had undertaken a review of its business and has begun a consultation process with healthcare staff in its Sutton office about the future of the publications.
The memo said that the likely outcome would be the closure of Doctor, Hospital Doctor and Update magazines. Meanwhile Practice Nurse will be absorbed into Elsevier’s nursing titles.
Rob Finch, editor of Hospital Doctor, said no final decision has yet been taken on the three titles’ futures. There is also no decision yet concerning the future free-to-access online repository DoctorPortal, which launched in October.