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  • Anti-vaccination: a needless waste of life

    Lies spread through social media have helped demonise one of the safest and most effective interventions in the history of medicine. So how can we vaccinate against the disease of conspiracy theories and fake news? Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Consultant's bid for compensation continues

    The fight goes on for a consultant unfairly dismissed from his job, after a court rejected an appeal by his former employer to limit his compensation entitlements.

    Date: 23 July 2019

  • Doctors urged to lead change

    Change doesn’t need to be something that’s done to you, it can be something that doctors lead themselves

    Date: 01 July 2019

  • Doctors condemn pay review body

    Attitudes to the DDRB appear to be hardening. The ARM saw an overwhelming endorsement of a vote of no confidence and a call for it to be replaced with a new, independent body.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Pressure builds on social media to step up anti-bullying measures

    ‘I’ve witnessed first-hand what suicide leaves behind,’ MSC co-chair Gurdas Singh told the annual representative meeting in Belfast

    Date: 26 June 2019

  • Caution over non-medical staff

    Those working in the NHS have had to become used to the reality of doing more with less, and how they balance finite resources such as money, time and staff numbers against the ever-swelling tide of patient demand

    Date: 25 June 2019

  • The NHS is not a bargaining chip

    ‘May you live in interesting times,’ or so the well-known Chinese proverb is purported to read.

    Date: 24 June 2019

  • Overspill beds in use for routine care

    Thousands of beds designated for medical emergencies are having to be used for routine care, a BMA investigation of hospitals in England has revealed.

    Date: 20 June 2019

  • BMA defends junior doctor contract negotiations

    The BMA has spoken out against inaccurate statements levelled at the proposed junior doctor contract deal, as voting continues in the referendum on the review of the junior doctors contract

    Date: 20 June 2019

  • Shape the BMA's work on equality

    Applications to the BMA advisory group on equality, diversity and inclusion are under way.

    Date: 18 June 2019

  • Have your say on the junior doctors' contract

    The voting has opened on proposed changes to the junior doctor contract in England.

    Date: 17 June 2019

  • Undue investigations: the GPs targeted by NHS England

    NHS England performance investigations can bring down a GP practice – yet data is kept secret, investigators have little training, and the process prolonged and bewildering. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 14 June 2019