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  • Scots proceed with own GP contract

    The first Scotland-only GP contract has won strong backing from the profession and will now be implemented.

    Date: 18 January 2018

  • Respect where it's due

    Although regarded a ‘soft skill’ by some, respect and courtesy can mean the difference between life and death, says the Civility Saves Lives campaign. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 18 January 2018

  • Competency fears as students drafted in to cope

    Medical students have been urged to stay within their competency when responding to calls to ease pressures on NHS staff over the winter.

    Date: 18 January 2018

  • Workforce being 'flogged to death'

    Doctors have told the BMA of patients being stripped of their dignity and a workforce being ‘flogged to death’, as members report the intense pressures of working during the winter crisis.

    Date: 18 January 2018

  • Demand to recognise winter crisis

    Frontline doctors and leading health organisations have called on the Government to acknowledge the unprecedented scale and severity of the winter crisis.

    Date: 18 January 2018

  • Parity of esteem target in doubt

    Mental health trusts have seen smaller uplifts in funding than acute and specialist hospitals, raising fresh doubts that the Government’s ‘parity of esteem’ will be met.

    Date: 17 January 2018

  • Plea for GPs' help with pressure

    Hospitals in Northern Ireland have cancelled operations and GPs have been struggling to cope with pressures over the winter.

    Date: 17 January 2018

  • Cold snap triggers funding fury

    Doctors leaders in Wales have again called for a review of the way Wales receives funding from Westminster in the face of mounting winter pressures on the NHS.

    Date: 17 January 2018

  • Workforce stuck in 'vicious circle'

    The leader of Scotland’s doctors has warned that the system is being stretched beyond its means by a ‘vicious circle’ of funding challenges, demographic change and multiple targets.

    Date: 17 January 2018

  • Carillion signals end of outsourcing

    The future of two NHS hospital projects and a string of other healthcare services are unclear after private outsourcing firm Carillion went into liquidation.

    Date: 16 January 2018

  • Juniors reap back pay following contract breach

    Junior doctors have received back pay of £800,000 after a hard-fought battle against their trust regarding a contract breach.

    Date: 11 January 2018

  • Fatigue threatens patient safety

    Lack of sleep resulting from long hours and excessive workloads is jeopardising patient safety and doctors’ health, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 09 January 2018