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All’s well that ends well Palliative care can be transformative but a lack of access and awareness means many patients go without. Doctors tell Seren Boyd about their work to help everyone who needs it achieve a ‘good death’
Substance misuse harms are not inevitable This is part 1 of a blog series for Road Safety Week. Read part 2 (see end of article) exploring how the effect alcohol and drugs, including prescription medicine, can impair safe driving and the role Government and doctors can play to reduce impaired driving
Pledge to redesign primary care Scottish health secretary makes promise to GPs to reshape their role in NHS
GPs 'running on empty' BMA local medical committees conference hears of multitude of issues facing doctors
Hard times for general practice The Northern Ireland LMC conference took place recently in Belfast. First time chair Ursula Brennan reflects on the debate
While consultants vote on pay offer, SAS doctors MUST win their ballot Why an offer for one branch of practice doesn’t change anything for another
Welsh council position statement on MAPs At a recent meeting of BMA Welsh council, an important motion was passed articulating the growing concerns with the expansion of MAP (medical associate professional) roles in Wales