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‘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.
27 June 2019
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.
26 June 2019
The medical profession’s view on assisted dying has been much in the news of late.
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.
24 June 2019
A fragmented health service too often sends patients with mental illnesses far from home or for ‘treatment’ in locked wards in private facilities.
14 June 2019
Doctors being investigated after the death of a patient should expect official investigations to take into account their working environments and pressures, a GMC-commissioned review has urged.
06 June 2019
Stress has almost saturated the workforce of doctors, according to research, but will something decisive finally be done about it? Keith Cooper finds out
23 April 2019
Cardiff medical student Alexandra Adams has partial sight and hearing but this hasn’t hampered her passion for photography. Taking portraits of NHS staff, she captures their diversity, stories and emotions
19 March 2019
Ipswich breast surgeon Liz O’Riordan became a blogger and patient advocate after being diagnosed with cancer, and wrote a book that combined patient and doctor experiences of overcoming the disease
14 February 2019
People with learning disabilities often get such a raw deal with their healthcare that it can seem like they belong to a completely different health service. Keith Cooper meets a GP passionate about achieving equity of care
Trainees will now find it easier to transfer to posts in other parts of the country after the BMA junior doctors committee secured a series of measures.
05 February 2019
When a patient has a personality disorder, it can seem easier to worsen their condition than to treat it. Leading psychoanalyst Peter Fonagy tells Keith Cooper the steps he believes can help achieve better outcomes
17 January 2019