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  • Pressure points

    A new study highlights the risk factors to doctors’ mental health, as the BMA introduces a charter to help employers ease pressure on the profession. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Sir Lancelot Spratt RIP?

    Do powerful, unaccountable ‘diva doctors’ really still command the wards, as a report for the GMC suggests? In the first of three articles in this issue on medical culture, including junior doctors’ wellbeing and factors influencing mental health, we find a profound shift in leadership style since the days of Sir Lancelot. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Mental health: a plan or a wish list?

    The Government has pledged to tackle serious deficiencies in mental healthcare. The changes are potentially significant, but the details are sketchy and will there be enough staff to deliver it? Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 12 September 2019

  • The sharp end – dealing with knife crime

    Witnesses of knife crime may often flee the scene but doctors and medical students are volunteering to educate people on how to react to and contain violence. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 12 September 2019

  • Help the BMA deliver its charitable grants

    Applications for four positions on the BMA Giving committee (charitable purposes subcommittee) are open to all BMA members.

    Date: 27 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Give mental health a fair share of funding, say doctors

    ‘Imagine an aeroplane full of people is lost to suicide, and another to alcohol-related disease, every week,’ BMA consultants committee mental health lead Andrew Molodynski told the annual representative meeting.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Pensions: hard work rewarded with penalty

    Pensions can normally be seen as simple machines for a simple job. You pay in for an income on retirement. Like aeroplanes or cars, there's no need to understand their complexities – as long as they do what they promise.

    Date: 26 June 2019

  • Doctors vote to poll members on assisted dying

    The medical profession’s view on assisted dying has been much in the news of late.

    Date: 26 June 2019

  • Warehoused: seriously ill patients sent far from home to locked, private wards

    People with severe mental ill health are being routinely ‘warehoused’ in locked private wards hundreds of miles away for want of NHS care closer to home, an investigation reveals.

    Date: 24 June 2019

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