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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
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.
10 July 2019
BMA research shows hospitals in England are regularly using thousands of ‘escalation’ beds, normally for emergencies or spikes in demand.
09 July 2019
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.
04 July 2019
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.
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.
27 June 2019
‘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.’
26 June 2019
Equality is a value often associated with the NHS – but not one reflected in its workforce, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has said.
24 June 2019
The provision of care for homeless people is patchy and woefully inadequate, with new research by The Doctor showing huge variation in the services commissioned.
14 June 2019
The NHS is being challenged to ‘transform’ but budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden, shabby and barely able to provide safe care. Peter Blackburn reports
16 May 2019
An expert review gathers dust, coroners issue strongly worded warnings, but in a fragmented health service, patients are still dying needlessly of asthma. Peter Blackburn investigates
10 April 2019
The NHS has pledged to create ‘an army’ of 1,000 social prescribaers in a bid to help patients lead fitter, healthier lives and combat increasingly common physical and mental health conditions. Peter Blackburn asks what it might achieve