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  • Doctors set out safe working plan for general practice

    28 August 2016

    Doctors leaders have outlined proposals for GP appointments to be lengthened to 15 minutes and consultations to be limited to a target of 25 a day – in a bid to stop general practice being ‘run into the ground’.

  • NHS trust suspends emergency paediatric care

    26 August 2016

    Paediatric emergency care services at a Staffordshire hospital have been suspended, after doctors warned that insufficient staffing levels put patient safety at risk.

  • BMA steps up call for seven-day services answers

    25 August 2016

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt must stop attacking doctors and misleading patients and finally provide his plan for so-called ‘seven-day services’ in the NHS.

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    We stand with all our colleagues

    Whatever your view on the outcome of the EU referendum, there is no doubt of the profoundly destabilising force it has exerted upon the country.

  • Life on the wards: open or closed?

    Life on the wards: open or closed?

    ‘Am I getting home today?’ the patient asks, as she does every morning, looking progressively more miserable each time I say ‘no, sorry, not yet’.

  • 'What a lovely baby. When are you going back to work?'

    'What a lovely baby. When are you going back to work?'

    I loved maternity leave. Leaving behind the responsibilities and multitasking of my transplant registrar post and being able to go days without making any important decisions was fantastic.

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    Is this ethical trade?

    Do you know where your surgical instruments come from? Read our feature and find out how you can take action.

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    Year in the life of a junior doctor

    Think you know what it's like being a junior doctor? Read one juniors' experience of her first year working in the NHS.

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