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  • Help support colleagues in need

    Doctors who want to support the health service by caring for colleagues in need, are being urged to sign up to the BMA’s peer support service.

    Date: 11 October 2019

  • Patient records joint consent form pilot

    GPs in Northern Ireland could see their administrative burdens eased thanks to an initiative aimed at simplifying the legal request process for patient records.

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • The Doctor (October 2019, issue 14)

    Prescription medication dependence, an overseas doctor promotes different ways to encourage integration, is Sir Lancelot Spratt dead? the GMC researches 'types' of doctors, supporting juniors in the workplace, keeping public health firmly on the ground and the mental health of doctors

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • BMA pledges to improve employment support services

    The BMA is set to embark on a series of improvements to the employment support services it provides to its members, in line with the recommendations laid out in an independent review.

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • A sea of troubles – prescription drug dependency

    Patients who become dependent on prescription drugs often lack the support and information they need. Following years of work by the BMA and campaigners, they are being promised new services and clinical guidelines. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • More than just a name on a rota

    Doctors don’t feel looked after by the health service to which they devote their lives. A junior doctor refused to watch his colleagues suffer in silence and is offering practical help. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Pressure points

    A new study highlights the risk factors to doctors’ mental health, as the BMA introduces a charter to help employers ease pressure on the profession. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Sir Lancelot Spratt RIP?

    Do powerful, unaccountable ‘diva doctors’ really still command the wards, as a report for the GMC suggests? In the first of three articles in this issue on medical culture, including junior doctors’ wellbeing and factors influencing mental health, we find a profound shift in leadership style since the days of Sir Lancelot. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Follow the evidence – improving public health

    The Government promises emerging technologies will help solve the public health crisis but, after years of cuts, doctors say it should focus on what is proven to work. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • I was lucky

    Chuka Nwokolo came to the UK from Nigeria and has become a prominent consultant. He tells Tim Tonkin greater support for overseas-trained doctors will help others share in his success

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Have your say on how the BMA is run

    Doctors who would like to get involved in how the BMA is run are urged to put themselves forward and contribute to the upcoming governance review.

    Date: 03 October 2019

  • Home Office revokes plan to drive out doctor

    An overseas doctor, who has been in the UK for the last 13 years, was given 10 days to leave the country or face being ‘detained and removed’.

    Date: 03 October 2019