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The first Scotland-only GP contract has won strong backing from the profession and will now be implemented.
18 January 2018
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
Medical students have been urged to stay within their competency when responding to calls to ease pressures on NHS staff over the winter.
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.
Frontline doctors and leading health organisations have called on the Government to acknowledge the unprecedented scale and severity of the winter crisis.
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.
17 January 2018
Hospitals in Northern Ireland have cancelled operations and GPs have been struggling to cope with pressures over the winter.
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.
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.
The future of two NHS hospital projects and a string of other healthcare services are unclear after private outsourcing firm Carillion went into liquidation.
16 January 2018
Junior doctors have received back pay of £800,000 after a hard-fought battle against their trust regarding a contract breach.
11 January 2018
Lack of sleep resulting from long hours and excessive workloads is jeopardising patient safety and doctors’ health, the BMA has warned.
09 January 2018