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The NHS is being challenged to ‘transform’ but budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden, shabby and barely able to provide safe care. Peter Blackburn reports
16 May 2019
The loss of a good doctor, crumbling premises, why is the NHS so bad at IT? and paving the way for women in medicine
13 May 2019
The leader of the BMA in Scotland has unequivocally condemned bullying in the health service following a devastating report into events at a Scottish health board.
10 May 2019
The BMA in Scotland has warned that legislation to ensure safe staffing levels will not be enough to solve the workforce crisis.
03 May 2019
The leader of the BMA in Scotland has warned that it will take time before the effect of legislation on alcohol pricing shapes the nation’s health.
01 May 2019
Stress has almost saturated the workforce of doctors, according to research, but will something decisive finally be done about it? Keith Cooper finds out
23 April 2019
The GMC has pledged to introduce steps designed to reduce the number of investigations it carries out into clinical mistakes made by doctors.
18 April 2019
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
10 April 2019
An expert review gathers dust, coroners issue strongly worded warnings, but in a fragmented health service, patients are still dying needlessly of asthma. Peter Blackburn investigates
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
Asthma – a neglected killer, conditions in a refugee camp in Greece, social prescribing gains traction and cataract surgery is on the wane
09 April 2019
An associate professor for primary care has been named the BMA Cymru Wales’ Clinical Teacher of the Year.