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15 November 2019
The BMA plans to seek members’ views on physician-assisted dying.
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It has been an absolute privilege to serve on your behalf as chair of JDC.
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Overcoming the toughest social barriers to enter medicine, doctors and medical students tell us how they made it against the odds.
We asked GPs and hospital doctors about pension tax charges and how they’re affecting work commitments. Here are the results.
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Homelessness and the NHS - a tome of tragedies
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The impact of poor access to mental healthcare during pregnancy.
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Dr Meng Aw-Yong explores the impact of a GMC investigation and where doctors can turn for support.
How volunteering in the UK and abroad benefits doctors and the countries that host them.
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15 November 2019
BMA council chair Dr. Chaand Nagpaul said responds to the Caring for doctors, Caring for patients report by the GMC which identifies a need to address the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads.
BMA Northern Ireland responds to the GMC report Caring for doctors; caring for patients
Dr David Bailey, Chair Welsh Council, responds to a report addressing the wellbeing of doctors faced with higher workloads
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