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  • Government suspends GP performance targets

    Performance targets for general practice are to be suspended in Northern Ireland to help boost GPs’ ability to cope with the demands posed by COVID-19.

    Date: 16 March 2020

  • Rest facilities improve for juniors

    Progress on improving rest facilities for junior doctors has been welcomed by the BMA, one year on from the striking of a £10m funding agreement with the Government.

    Date: 13 March 2020

  • Pulling together – the BMA mediation service

    Conflict between GP partners can cause enormous stress and disruption and threaten the survival of a practice. The BMA offers free and impartial support through its mediation service. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • The consultation: the doctor on course for the Olympics

    Philip Doyle has taken a year out of medicine to represent Ireland at rowing at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. He talks to Tim Tonkin

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • Agreement reached to extend flexible working

    An unprecedented agreement to extend flexible-working arrangements to junior doctors has been reached, following negotiations between the BMA and NHS.

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • NHS on 'brink of collapse' ahead of the budget

    The crisis in NHS pensions, pay and capital funding has left the health service close to collapse, the BMA has warned ahead of the 2020 budget.

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • Undermined and overlooked: SAS doctors respond to survey

    SAS doctors often feel bullied and sidelined, according to new GMC research. But changing attitudes and some enlightened employers give cause for hope. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Change at Waterloo – history offers its healing powers

    Taking injured military veterans to excavate a historic battlefield which still yields body parts might not seem the most obvious therapy but the results have been impressive. Tim Tonkin meets volunteers, including the surgeon who is an expert in the ‘horrendous’ practices of old

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • On the front foot: improving wellbeing through the beautiful game

    Doctors are harnessing the powerful bond between sports clubs and their supporters to reach people who often have little contact with the NHS. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • A digital dilemma: how to handle 'big data'

    ‘Big data’ can give new insights into population health and provide doctors with decision-making tools. It can also, if handled badly, lead to catastrophic breaches of privacy and shatter patient trust. Tim Tonkin assesses some of its successes and shortcomings, and how doctors can best navigate the digital future

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • SAS doctors: bullied and burnt out

    Bullying, burnout and lack of support in the workplace were among the concerns highlighted by staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors in a survey by the GMC

    Date: 09 January 2020

  • Restore Stormont assembly, demand health bodies

    The medical community is urgently calling for an end to ‘political gridlock’ in Northern Ireland amid the worsening crisis in the country’s health service.

    Date: 17 December 2019

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