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  • 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

  • Under covered – the ambiguity of medical insurance policies

    A lack of clarity in medical insurance policies can affect the quality and standard of care. In response, the BMA has produced guidance to help patients pick a plan. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • Senior doctor speaks out about racial abuse

    Politicians must no longer pay lip service to tackling racial discrimination in the NHS, a senior doctor has warned, after speaking out about his experiences.

    Date: 07 November 2019

  • Doctors' advocate

    An incoming deputy medical director plans to feed back grassroots' concerns from doctors working on the ground under vast pressure. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 29 October 2019

  • Stress undermining retention, says GMC

    Workplace pressure is posing a ‘significant threat’ to the NHS ability to retain doctors, according to the GMC’s latest report into UK medical education and practice.

    Date: 24 October 2019

  • Brexit will not divide medical cooperation, conference hears

    Brexit will not stop doctors in the UK and Europe from working together in the interests of advancing healthcare and medicine, the BMA has pledged.

    Date: 22 October 2019

  • BMA steps up call for second referendum

    The BMA has called on the Government to put the final decision on Brexit to a public vote, following the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement.

    Date: 18 October 2019

  • Patient records joint consent form pilot

    GPs in Northern Ireland could see their administrative burdens eased thanks to an initiative aimed at simplifying the legal request process for patient records.

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • BMA pledges to improve employment support services

    The BMA is set to embark on a series of improvements to the employment support services it provides to its members, in line with the recommendations laid out in an independent review.

    Date: 10 October 2019


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