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  • GMC plans to speed up FTP decision-making

    The GMC has pledged to introduce steps designed to reduce the number of investigations it carries out into clinical mistakes made by doctors.

    Date: 18 April 2019

  • Senior doctors lose out on shared parental leave

    Senior doctors are being forced to bargain their existing contractual rights for access to newly enhanced rules on shared parental leave, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 11 April 2019

  • The consultation: consumerism and healthcare

    Consultant gastroenterologist Seamus O’Mahony tackled Western society’s attitude to death in The Way We Die Now. His new book – Can Medicine Be Cured? – critiques consumerist attitudes to healthcare. He talks to Tim Tonkin

    Date: 10 April 2019

  • Glaring oversight

    Cataract surgery, one of the safest procedures and with some of the best outcomes, has been deemed of ‘limited clinical value’ by commissioners in what’s seen as nothing more than a money-saving ruse. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 10 April 2019

  • Return to practice for Bawa-Garba

    The decision to allow Hadiza Bawa-Garba to return to medicine, following a ruling by the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service), has been welcomed by the BMA.

    Date: 10 April 2019

  • GMC plans to survey SAS doctors

    Staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors across the UK are to be surveyed about their experiences in training and the workplace for the first time, the GMC has confirmed.

    Date: 28 March 2019

  • Brexit: put patients first, say doctors

    Doctors have appealed to both sides of the ongoing Brexit negotiations to put politics aside to protect patients’ health following the UK’s exit from the EU.

    Date: 01 March 2019

  • Call to roll out workers' mental health guardians

    Guardians of workforce mental wellbeing should be introduced across the NHS, according to a report published by HEE (Health Education England).

    Date: 28 February 2019

  • 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  • Contract wrongfully withdrawn, court finds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