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Performance targets for general practice are to be suspended in Northern Ireland to help boost GPs’ ability to cope with the demands posed by COVID-19.
16 March 2020
Ministers have been urged to implement a wide range of measures to safeguard and help doctors and medical students fight COVID-19 following the decision to move to the ‘delay’ phase in the UK.
13 March 2020
Progress on improving rest facilities for junior doctors has been welcomed by the BMA, one year on from the striking of a £10m funding agreement with the Government.
Understanding differential attainment, the appeal of clinical exellence awards tarnished, NHS dress codes that struggle to cater for Muslim doctors and rescuing GP partners in trouble
12 March 2020
Conflict between GP partners can cause enormous stress and disruption and threaten the survival of a practice. The BMA offers free and impartial support through its mediation service. Tim Tonkin reports
Black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors achieve lower pass rates in royal college exams – a ‘stark’ difference in attainment, with environmental causes, which must be urgently addressed, say doctors. Peter Blackburn reports
Philip Doyle has taken a year out of medicine to represent Ireland at rowing at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. He talks to Tim Tonkin
The NHS has committed to changing dress codes which have left Muslim women doctors feeling harassed. Jennifer Trueland reports
11 March 2020
You work really hard, go over and above your job plan, and even find solutions to the problems besetting the NHS.
10 March 2020
Ministers must fix the punitive pension tax and reverse the decade-long, real-terms pay cut imposed on consultants as part of a broader effort to retain and recruit them for the pressured NHS.
05 March 2020
An unprecedented agreement to extend flexible-working arrangements to junior doctors has been reached, following negotiations between the BMA and NHS.
The crisis in NHS pensions, pay and capital funding has left the health service close to collapse, the BMA has warned ahead of the 2020 budget.
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