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Without the EU’s protection
Without the EU’s protection Crashing out of the EU without a deal could leave the NHS at the mercy of a trade agreement with the USA that would not be of benefit to the UK. Tim Tonkin reports
‘How can you be a doctor with your disability?’
‘How can you be a doctor with your disability?’ Being diagnosed with dyspraxia as a junior doctor brought its challenges – not least a lack of understanding from colleagues who should know better.
Inequalities intensified by the pandemic
Inequalities intensified by the pandemic COVID-19 has brought to light inequalities of race, gender and disability. Finding ways to acknowledge and address them in the NHS was the subject of a frank panel discussion.
Push for progress on transgender rights in healthcare
Push for progress on transgender rights in healthcare Doctors’ leaders have strongly affirmed the rights of transgender and non-binary people to access healthcare and live their lives with dignity.
Reduce time required for revalidation, say doctors
Reduce time required for revalidation, say doctors The pause of revalidation due to COVID has proved processes can be less bureaucratic, doctors argued at the BMA annual representative meeting.
Doctors back calls to continue remote prescription of early abortion pills
Doctors back calls to continue remote prescription of early abortion pills The home use of mifepristone should continue to be permitted, doctors agreed after a debate at the BMA annual representative meeting.