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The devastating cost of treatment delays

The wait for talking therapies is leaving mentally ill people at the mercy of their severe and dangerous conditions. Keith Cooper reports

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    Greater consistency in training procedures welcome

    23 February 2018

    Plans to improve how doctors in training are assessed, appraised and receive feedback are a 'welcome development'.

  • 'Callous' employer threatened wedding

    21 February 2018

    A junior doctor who had to spend months attempting to have her wedding and honeymoon leave approved has spoken of the ‘callous’ way in which trusts make rota arrangements.

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    BMA awaits verdict on juniors' breaks

    19 February 2018

    The BMA is supporting a test case for a junior doctor, who acts as a representative for 20 others, which will confirm whether the trust which employed them in their first years as doctors in training breached their contracts of employment when monitoring their ability to take breaks required throughout the working day.

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  • Nikki-Mattocks, 

To be used in connection with: Talking therapies, Waiting games, Mental health

    Waiting games

    Nikki Mattocks has struggled with her mental health her whole life, owing to experiences such as bullying, trauma and abuse. Read her story here.

  • Destination integration? Big on inspiration, short on legislation – the 'quiet revolution' in the NHS

    An end to market madness?

    Quietly, the NHS is being reorganised by health leaders but the pace of change is being forced by frontline services buckling under pressure of increased demand and diminishing resources.

  • Patient using mobile phone in emergency - manc160915

    When a doctor calls for help

    Dr Meng Aw-Yong explores the impact of a GMC investigation and where doctors can turn for support.

  • Health clinic in Zambia supported by The Virtual Doctors – one of the charities highlighted on a recent Shorthand piece we’ve done about doctor volunteering.

    Care across boundaries

    How volunteering in the UK and abroad benefits doctors and the countries that host them.

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    Enjoy your elective

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