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  • Close-up care – connecting with the community

    Patients who consult often and widely, and with ‘medically unexplained’ symptoms, can pose a particular challenge. Keith Cooper reports from a service which tries to understand their motivations and help them

    Date: 12 December 2019

  • BMA to seek members' views on physician-assisted dying

    The BMA plans to seek members’ views on physician-assisted dying.

    Date: 15 November 2019

  • The consultation: how to tackle your dreams

    Rugby doctor Charlotte Fairweather achieved her childhood dream with absolute precision but it was a difficult journey. She talks to Keith Cooper

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • In recovery – how York's substance misuse services avoided cuts

    Cuts to drug and alcohol services have become the norm – so how did doctors and other campaigners manage to win a reprieve? And will it last? Keith Cooper finds out

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • Animal instincts

    Debbie Cohen is a pioneer of physician mental-health research and practice. She tells Keith Cooper how the culture of medicine can compound difficulties for doctors – and the lessons learned from her farm in Wales

    Date: 11 November 2019

  • Pressure points

    A new study highlights the risk factors to doctors’ mental health, as the BMA introduces a charter to help employers ease pressure on the profession. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • Sir Lancelot Spratt RIP?

    Do powerful, unaccountable ‘diva doctors’ really still command the wards, as a report for the GMC suggests? In the first of three articles in this issue on medical culture, including junior doctors’ wellbeing and factors influencing mental health, we find a profound shift in leadership style since the days of Sir Lancelot. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 10 October 2019

  • The sharp end – dealing with knife crime

    Witnesses of knife crime may often flee the scene but doctors and medical students are volunteering to educate people on how to react to and contain violence. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 12 September 2019

  • Mental health: a plan or a wish list?

    The Government has pledged to tackle serious deficiencies in mental healthcare. The changes are potentially significant, but the details are sketchy and will there be enough staff to deliver it? Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 12 September 2019

  • Help the BMA deliver its charitable grants

    Applications for four positions on the BMA Giving committee (charitable purposes subcommittee) are open to all BMA members.

    Date: 27 August 2019

  • Unwelcome attention

    Overseas and BAME doctors are referred to the GMC in disproportionately high numbers. How do you make the system fairer, and keep those doctors who shouldn’t be there out of an intensely stressful process? Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Break-time victory for junior doctors

    Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust breached a junior doctor’s contract by failing to carry out rota checks correctly, the court of appeal has ruled in a test case supported by the BMA.

    Date: 31 July 2019

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