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  • No place to recover – the rocketing demand on the NHS from homeless patients and the staff trying to break the cycle

    Homeless people are attending hospital in ever greater numbers but are discharged back to the streets where they can enter a spiral of decline, readmission and premature death. Peter Blackburn meets those trying to restore hope

    Date: 11 December 2019

  • Gain insight into primary care networks

    Doctors and staff involved in designing and developing PCNs (primary care networks) are invited to a conference featuring the most influential national experts and grassroots leaders from around the country.

    Date: 10 December 2019

  • NHS on the cusp of collapse

    Overcrowding and underfunding have left patients and doctors at risk and, as a demanding summer turns into a winter of alarming challenges, how will the NHS cope? Peter Blackburn talks to doctors across the UK struggling on the front line

    Date: 14 November 2019

  • BMA launches a manifesto for health

    The BMA has called for increased investment to put the NHS back on a sustainable footing and an end to the punitive pension tax system which is driving doctors out of the workforce, in a manifesto to the political parties contesting the upcoming general election.

    Date: 07 November 2019

  • Trust holds up requests for rota records

    The BMA has demanded answers from a hospital trust after it suggested it would put requests for rota-monitoring information from doctors ‘on hold’

    Date: 15 October 2019

  • A sea of troubles – prescription drug dependency

    Patients who become dependent on prescription drugs often lack the support and information they need. Following years of work by the BMA and campaigners, they are being promised new services and clinical guidelines. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • More than just a name on a rota

    Doctors don’t feel looked after by the health service to which they devote their lives. A junior doctor refused to watch his colleagues suffer in silence and is offering practical help. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Homelessness: tackling public perceptions

    An escape from the moment, and a chance to challenge public perceptions – Peter Blackburn meets the doctors and participants at the Homeless World Cup

    Date: 12 September 2019

  • Primary goals

    For GPs facing a spiralling workload, it is hoped primary care networks in England will help tackle long-standing, systemic problems. Peter Blackburn meets early adopters of the principles behind them

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Nature’s remedy: doctors in Shetland give ‘green prescriptions’

    If you need a prescription in Shetland, you might just be prescribed the islands themselves. Peter Blackburn reports from a nature-based scheme which could have far-reaching influence.

    Date: 10 July 2019

  • Thousands of ‘escalation’ beds needed year-round

    BMA research shows hospitals in England are regularly using thousands of ‘escalation’ beds, normally for emergencies or spikes in demand.

    Date: 09 July 2019

  • BMA launches pensions modeller

    The BMA has today launched a pensions modeller to help consultants understand the potential effect of ‘punitive’ annual-allowance and lifetime-allowance taxation rules – which can result in ‘huge and unexpected’ tax bills.

    Date: 04 July 2019

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