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  • 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

  • BMA takes legal action over pensions transfer

    The BMA is taking action against the Government on behalf of at least a dozen doctors who believe they were forced to join a pension scheme that will result in huge financial losses when they retire.

    Date: 04 July 2019

  • Junior doctors accept contractual improvements

    Junior doctors in England have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting negotiated contract improvements – accepting an investment in terms and conditions of £90m over four years and a 2 per cent pay uplift each year.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Demand to improve healthcare for the homeless

    ‘Homelessness should not exist in this country – but as long as it does we will have homeless patients who deserve inclusion in our healthcare system with effective, integrated and dignified care.’

    Date: 26 June 2019

  • BMA council chair addresses inequality, discrimination and pay

    Equality is a value often associated with the NHS – but not one reflected in its workforce, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has said.

    Date: 24 June 2019