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1 - 12 of 201 results for: Jennifer Trueland
  • 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

  • Clinical excellence reworked – the tax bill that put a consultant's future at risk

    Consultant psychiatrist Kate Lovett suspected she would be hit with a sizeable tax bill after receiving an increment and a bronze national clinical excellence award in the same year – but she didn’t expect that it would be some £27,000 more than her entire annual earnings. Jennifer Trueland reports
     

    Date: 25 October 2019

  • NHS running 'too hot', finds report

    The BMA has warned that the NHS in Scotland is in a ‘parlous state’ with a growing gap between available resources and demand for care.

    Date: 24 October 2019

  • Pensions tax bill hits senior doctors

    Hundreds of senior doctors in Scotland have told the BMA they either have received or anticipate a large tax bill because of punitive changes to pensions arrangements.

    Date: 11 September 2019

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