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  • AS you like it

    SAS doctors have a renewed sense of optimism that the AS (associate specialist) grade – effectively closed 10 years ago – will be reopened. Tim Tonkin finds out what this would mean

    Date: 14 February 2019

  • Contract wrongfully withdrawn, court finds

    A consultant whose contract was cancelled days before starting his new job has thanked the BMA for its support, after a court ruled he was wrongfully dismissed.

    Date: 07 February 2019

  • Call to reduce risks to GP partners

    Opportunities to reduce risks and liabilities in general practice must be explored if the GP partnership model is to survive, a report has found.

    Date: 15 January 2019

  • Plan to change the face of medicine

    The BMA has lent its backing to a collaborative project which challenges doctors to visualise the future to shape health policy by assessing the fast-moving developments facing medicine.

    Date: 11 January 2019

  • 'Why am I here?'

    Answering that question took a while for Philippa Whitford as she swapped the operating theatre for the theatrics of Westminster. The surgeon-turned-MP tells Tim Tonkin how – thanks to pressing issues such as privatisation and Brexit – she has found a role

    Date: 09 November 2018

  • Hostile treatment

    Fifteen years in the UK, committed to the NHS and valued by her hospital, Shashi Awai seems just the kind of immigrant the home secretary recently celebrated. Sadly, his own department has treated her very differently. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 09 November 2018

  • Junior doctor contract review survey launches

    Junior doctors are being urged to speak out on their workplace conditions ahead of a review of the terms of the 2016 contract.

    Date: 08 November 2018

  • Doctors celebrate medical research funding

    Doctors and researchers have gathered at BMA House to celebrate annual awards that have seen more than half a million pounds in medical research funding.

    Date: 08 November 2018

  • Pre-Budget plea for added funds

    Doctors have called on the chancellor to prioritise extra funding for the NHS in next week’s autumn Budget to secure patient care and ease growing pressures in the service.

    Date: 25 October 2018

  • BMA demands public vote on Brexit deal

    The BMA has warned that the NHS cannot afford ‘a Brexit at any cost’, during a demonstration demanding a public vote on the final exit deal.

    Date: 22 October 2018

  • A stepping stone becomes a home

    With the goal of joining his family in the USA and Canada, a young Iraqi medical graduate left his turbulent home country behind and headed west – except he discovered an island en route that he found he favoured more than anywhere. In the second part of our series celebrating the contribution of doctors who have come to the NHS from overseas, Tim Tonkin talks to Glasgow consultant Mohammed Al Haddad

    Date: 15 October 2018

  • Government fails to budge on consultants' pay

    Consultants have expressed their bitter disappointment at the Government’s refusal to improve its ‘demoralising’ and ‘derisory’ pay settlement for consultants in England.

    Date: 11 October 2018