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  • Undue investigations: the GPs targetted 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

  • Have your say on the junior doctors' contract

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

    Date: 14 June 2019

  • Patients will pay for end to private medical services, says BMA

    Patients and the NHS will pay the price for a decision to end the provision of private medical services on the Isle of Man, the BMA has warned.

    Date: 04 June 2019

  • Government widens job shortage list

    Overseas doctors will no longer have to meet onerous visa fees and financial thresholds to work in the NHS, following changes to migration rules.

    Date: 29 May 2019

  • Pledge to improve record sharing

    The NHS has committed to end administrative burdens faced by junior doctors when they start new rotations, honouring a long-standing agreement with the BMA.

    Date: 20 May 2019

  • Lions led by dongles

    Doctors are let down every day by poor IT in the health service. Outdated software and basic delays in accessing records make a mockery of modernisation plans. Tim Tonkin looks for ways out of the jumble

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • Funds secure to improve rest facilities

    Every trust in England will receive tens of thousands in funding towards improving rest facilities, following an agreement reached between the Government and BMA.

    Date: 15 May 2019

  • Shared parental leave response 'disappointing'

    The BMA has expressed disappointment following the Government’s dismissive response to its concerns around senior doctors being denied access to new workplace rights on SPL (shared parental leave).

    Date: 09 May 2019

  • 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