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  • The Doctor (August, issue 12)

    Primary care networks and their early adopters, anti-vaxxers and the damage they do, the pensions paradox of paying to work and lowering the disproportionate referral rates of BAME doctors to the GMC

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Primary goals

    For GPs facing a spiralling workload, it is hoped primary care networks in England will help tackle long-standing, systemic problems. Peter Blackburn meets early adopters of the principles behind them

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • BMA lays out its vision for secondary care

    The leader of Scotland’s consultants has called for urgent action to put the nation’s hospitals on a sustainable future.

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Anti-vaccination: a needless waste of life

    Lies spread through social media have helped demonise one of the safest and most effective interventions in the history of medicine. So how can we vaccinate against the disease of conspiracy theories and fake news? Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • The pressure to cope

    Alastair Watt’s death raised serious questions about how the NHS looks after it doctors when they return to work after illness. Robert Wrate (pictured opposite) finds parallels with his own research into an NHS culture where doctors soldier on in all circumstances, even though the service is not resourced to meet demand

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Unwelcome attention

    Overseas and BAME doctors are referred to the GMC in disproportionately high numbers. How do you make the system fairer, and keep those doctors who shouldn’t be there out of an intensely stressful process? Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Treasury concedes ground on punitive pensions rules

    Senior doctors have welcomed a series of concessions by the Treasury to ease the effect of the punitive pension rules, which are forcing many to retire or ratchet down work hours.

    Date: 08 August 2019

  • Pensions: paying to work

    The NHS pensions crisis continues to affect doctors and health services across the UK, leading to rising waiting lists and hefty – unexpected – tax bills for individuals.

    Date: 06 August 2019

  • Break-time victory for junior doctors

    Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust breached a junior doctor’s contract by failing to carry out rota checks correctly, the court of appeal has ruled in a test case supported by the BMA.

    Date: 31 July 2019

  • Consultant's bid for compensation continues

    The fight goes on for a consultant unfairly dismissed from his job, after a court rejected an appeal by his former employer to limit his compensation entitlements.

    Date: 23 July 2019

  • Doctors' hard work 'not recognised nor rewarded'

    Senior doctors have criticised their annual pay award for failing to redress a decade of effective real-term cuts and attaching strings to the increase offered to staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors.

    Date: 23 July 2019

  • Nature’s remedy: doctors in Shetland give ‘green prescriptions’

    If you need a prescription in Shetland, you might just be prescribed the islands themselves. Peter Blackburn reports from a nature-based scheme which could have far-reaching influence.

    Date: 10 July 2019