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  • One step forward... the maze ethnic minority doctors must traverse

    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

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • Unfairness laid bare – exclusive dress codes

    The NHS has committed to changing dress codes which have left Muslim women doctors feeling harassed. Jennifer Trueland reports

    Date: 11 March 2020

  • CEAs – blessing or curse?

    You work really hard, go over and above your job plan, and even find solutions to the problems besetting the NHS.

    Date: 10 March 2020

  • Life decisions – physician-assisted dying

    A call to reconsider the BMA’s stance on physician-assisted dying has prompted it to survey its members on the best way forward. Jennifer Trueland reports

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Take 'decisive action' on pensions

    Scotland’s health secretary has written to the UK chancellor Sajid Javid to urge him to take ‘decisive action’ to reach a permanent solution to the pension tax crisis.

    Date: 03 February 2020

  • Under and out: dependant rule drives away doctors

    Doctors are being driven out of the UK by a change in visa rules which keeps families apart. Jennifer Trueland speaks to a consultant from a shortage specialty who has recently moved to Australia because of Home Office inflexibility

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • Eight in 10 doctors struggling to cope BMA survey finds

    Scotland’s doctors are struggling to cope with increasing workload and other pressures, with almost eight in 10 saying it is affecting their health and wellbeing, according to a BMA survey.

    Date: 24 December 2019

  • Workforce plan does not acknowledge challenges, warns BMA

    Scotland’s long-awaited health and social care workforce plan provides little hope or reassurance to doctors buckling under increasing demand and pressure, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 17 December 2019

  • Sent back to danger – the struggle to evade FGM

    There is a 10-year-old girl living in the UK today who has no idea what FGM (female genital mutilation) is; her mother – herself a victim – is desperately trying to ensure it doesn’t happen to her daughter

    Date: 12 December 2019

  • Call to speed up implementation of GP contract

    The leader of Scotland’s GPs and the Scottish health secretary have called for the pace of transformation to be accelerated to ensure maximum benefit from the new GP contract.

    Date: 29 November 2019

  • Cautious welcome for temporary pensions fix

    A temporary plan to alleviate the effects of punitive pension tax charges in Scotland has been cautiously welcomed by the BMA – but it warned UK-wide action is needed to fix the situation.

    Date: 19 November 2019

  • For Mags – the devastating effects of asbestos exposure

    Mags Portman, an internationally renowned consultant, died aged 44. Her husband Martin believes her death was the result of exposure, as a junior doctor, to asbestos, which is found in many NHS buildings. He speaks to Jennifer Trueland about their battle for justice

    Date: 11 November 2019


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