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Add your voice to help us highlight NHS pressures
5 Feb 2018
There is little doubt that this winter has exposed the tremendous, unsustainable pressures bearing down on our NHS.
Bawa-Garba case - meeting your concerns
2 Feb 2018
The medical profession has been rocked over the last week by the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. This distressing case has raised serious issues, about our day-to-day practice, our relationship with the GMC, the huge pressures we work under, and many others. We’re taking each concern very seriously. Many of the anxieties raised around the case are being tackled by the BMA, and we are determined to continue this...
The Bawa-Garba ruling: our response
30 Jan 2018
This entire episode raises wider issues about the GMC’s approach to such cases, the lack of adequate consideration of systemic failings, concerns regarding gross negligence manslaughter law as it affects doctors, and the impact of using personal reflective learning material which could be used as evidence against doctors.
Collective silence: Our case for boycotting the National Student Survey
26 Jan 2018
As a collective body, students are frequently encouraged to raise their voices and to speak out on the matters that affect them. This is no less true for medical students. In recent years we have made vocal shows of solidarity with our doctor colleagues and tutors, and sought to highlight issues ranging from tuition fees, access to bursaries and widening participation in medicine.
Our patients deserve better
8 Jan 2018
In my New Year’s message, I made it clear that the government has a duty to turn around the NHS in 2018. The urgency for this could not have been more apparent in the first week of the New Year