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  • The consultation: eyes in the sky

    Plymouth consultant paediatric anaesthetist Simon Courtman is a volunteer for Orbis, which operates the Flying Eye Hospital – an operating theatre and teaching facility inside a converted cargo aircraft

    Date: 18 December 2018

  • A spectre calls

    Long-dead doctors padding the wards, the bed the nurses told you not to sleep in, and why it’s good to exorcise regularly. Your NHS ghost stories, compiled by Neil Hallows

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • It pays to persevere

    When young doctor Krish Ragunath left India to further his career in the UK he was met with disparaging remarks and even advised to return home. Yet, through sheer strength of will, he persisted with his dream until things started to go his way. Peter Blackburn report

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • The Doctor Magazine December 2018

    The mounting costs of STPs, beating the bullies, the BMA writing competition winner and some other ghostly goings on – just some of the subjects covered in the fourth issue of The Doctor

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • Taking the biscuit: the consultancy companies chewing up NHS resources

    An investigation by The Doctor reveals that millions are being spent on private consultancy firms and creating new management jobs – to support a quiet reorganisation of the health service which lacks transparency or legislative backing. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • In place of fear

    Bullying continues to plague the NHS. Doctors remain scared of speaking out for fear of ruining their careers, and many feel the reporting process has yet to be taken seriously. However, the most passionate about the problem are starting to make inroads into a historically insurmountable issue. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • Pinpoint process

    The BMA and Royal College of Physicians have drawn up timely guidance on clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

    Date: 14 December 2018

  • Health inequality gap persists

    Doctors leaders in Scotland have warned there is still a ‘massive distance to travel’ to make real inroads into cutting the health inequality gap.

    Date: 14 December 2018

  • Health funding pledge ‘not enough’, warns BMA

    The BMA has warned that additional cash promised to the Scottish health service will not be enough to deal with current and future pressures.

    Date: 13 December 2018

  • Medical training at risk, finds GMC report

    The future of medical training is being put at risk by the huge and increasing pressures on junior doctors and the consultants who train them, a survey by the GMC indicates.

    Date: 05 December 2018

  • Target driven, fearful and under pressure – a snapshot of working in the NHS

    A survey of BMA members in Scotland reveals a medical profession that is under pressure, fearful of making errors, and one that believes that finance and targets are given more priority than patient care.

    Date: 28 November 2018

  • Measures to support whistleblowers win backing

    Doctors have welcomed a series of measures to help NHS whistleblowers and improve probes into poor care, following a review of hundreds of deaths at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

    Date: 23 November 2018