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  • 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

  • Giving back to doctors

    The UK is crying out for doctors. Meanwhile, highly skilled doctors who have come to the country as asylum seekers or refugees, are driving taxis or not working at all because of a lack of practical and financial support to help them register with GMC, finds Jennifer Trueland

    Date: 10 September 2019

  • Consultant vacancy rate remains high

    The BMA has warned that there simply are not enough doctors in the NHS as the number of consultant vacancies continues to rise.

    Date: 04 September 2019

  • Audit Scotland casts doubt on GP target

    Watchdogs have warned that the Scottish Government will find it ‘challenging’ to meet its targets around increasing numbers of people working in GP practices.

    Date: 29 August 2019

  • Pay rise welcome but 'still some way to go'

    The leader of the BMA in Scotland has labelled a 2.5 per cent pay uplift for doctors as ‘a reasonable start’ but said more needs to be done to raise morale.

    Date: 28 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


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