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  • Seven steps to becoming an educational supervisor

    The SAS charter for England states that senior SAS doctors should receive: ‘encouragement and opportunities... to get involved in the management of their directorates and in wider corporate duties’. This is often easier said than done, which is why we have put together some steps you can take to obtain these positions. An educational supervisor is a great example of an additional responsibility for a SAS...
  • Life as a peer support doctor

    Doctors devote their lives to patients, but what about themselves? What happens when a doctor needs help, or simply needs to talk to someone? Often the people you feel comfortable talking to, like friends and loved ones, simply can’t relate to the complexities of life as a doctor. Sara is a member of the peer support team at the BMA. The team, as part of the BMA’s wellbeing support services, is on hand to...
  • Standing up for medical managers

    • 8 Oct 2019
    Doctors increasingly step beyond the conventional boundaries of clinical practice and take up managerial responsibilities, with positions in research, teaching and professional standards in both primary and secondary care. The development of PCNs (primary care networks) in general practice has created new positions for clinical directors, while posts for associate and medical directors in secondary care have also grown...
  • Protesting the arms fair

    This week, a group of doctors and other health workers joined a demonstration in London adding our voice to the opposition to DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International), one of the world’s largest showcases of military equipment, hosted bi-annually by Britain. In August the American journal Annals of Internal Medicine called for a review of firearms regulation in the USA as part of a public health approach...
  • Will Brexit positively or negatively effect our access to GPs?

    • 3 Oct 2019
    Brexit is almost upon us and I, along with many others, have no idea how the exit of the UK from Europe will effect our access to GP services. It seems that the government is only interested in the financial effects of Brexit and little attention has been paid to how this affect the ability of normal citizens to access vital NHS services. On the one hand it could be argued that increased border controls and tighter...