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BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has warned the NHS is ‘woefully underfunded’ after a hospital trust told doctors they might have to discharge patients early, despite the risk they could come to harm.
22 January 2020
PCNs (primary care networks) could make a positive difference if given resources, time and practical support – but workload has proven unmanageable for a significant proportion, a BMA survey has revealed
15 January 2020
The BMA has urged GPs, practices and local medical committees to give their views about the draft specifications for PCNs (primary care networks) – with negotiations on the next stages of the process continuing.
09 January 2020
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
11 December 2019
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.
10 December 2019
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
14 November 2019
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.
07 November 2019
The BMA has demanded answers from a hospital trust after it suggested it would put requests for rota-monitoring information from doctors ‘on hold’
15 October 2019
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
10 October 2019
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
An escape from the moment, and a chance to challenge public perceptions – Peter Blackburn meets the doctors and participants at the Homeless World Cup
12 September 2019
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
09 August 2019
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