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Health and Care White Paper report recognises workforce crisis
Health and Care White Paper report recognises workforce crisis BMA council chair issues statement welcoming commons select committee report on white paper – but says its falls short on private provider reform
Finding good care is not child’s play
Finding good care is not child’s play Affordable and available childcare would make a vital contribution in retaining doctors and levelling the gender pay gap. Jennifer Trueland reports
Down with the wall? The move towards integration
Down with the wall? The move towards integration Barriers are set to be broken between primary and secondary care, and an end is promised to the waste and fragmentation caused by competitive tendering. But there is much the Government needs to do if its new blueprint is to succeed – especially with the threat of the private sector still looming. Peter Blackburn reports
Public health: how the cards will fall
Public health: how the cards will fall A shake-up of public health in England during a pandemic was always going to be disruptive, but it is now essential the opportunity is taken to combat long-term health inequalities and years of under-funding for the specialty. Peter Blackburn reports
The Doctor, May 2021
The Doctor, May 2021 Read the latest issue of The Doctor magazine online
Call for fair pay for junior doctors
Call for fair pay for junior doctors Today we launch our campaign calling for Fairness for the Frontline, and a pay uplift that takes into account junior doctors’ vital contributions in these extremely challenging times