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  • NHS permits deferral of pensions tax penalty

    NHS BSA (Business Services Authority) has agreed to permit the use of voluntary Scheme Pays by members who are subject to the tapered annual allowance.

    Date: 11 October 2018

  • NHS England extends support service for GPs

    Doctors have welcomed the extension of a mental health support service to cover all NHS doctors in England following mounting evidence of work-related stress, burnout and emotional distress.

    Date: 11 October 2018

  • The consultation: mind over matter

    As a black woman, Samara Linton felt isolated at medical school. Now a junior doctor, she has co-edited an anthology exploring the mental health experience of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the UK 

    Date: 28 September 2018

  • Cervical cancer campaign wins BMA patient information award

    A video clip urging women in Scotland to ‘stop fannying about and get tested’ won the top prize in the BMA patient information awards yesterday.

    Date: 26 September 2018

  • Ending the silence

    Whether in the form of sly comments or physical abuse, bullying affects thousands of NHS doctors. They should not have to suffer in silence, as Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 17 September 2018

  • Momentum against sugary drinks builds

    A Government plan to ban the sale of energy drinks to children garnered several headlines this month – including the inevitable, ‘Red Bull Ban’.

    Date: 13 September 2018

  • Fixed locum rates raise safety concerns

    Hospitals have been accused of increasing pressure on doctors and risking patient safety by fixing maximum locum pay rates across London.

    Date: 31 August 2018

  • Adding insult to injury

    A community-based support service that would have helped survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster has been axed owing to funding pressures leaving the long-term well-being of those affected in jeopardy. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 30 August 2018

  • Call to rethink pension tax rules

    Doctors have called on the Treasury to rethink the taxation rules around pensions, which are encouraging GPs and consultants to cut their hours, retire early or leave the scheme entirely.

    Date: 15 August 2018

  • A third of consultants are bullied, says survey

    Almost one-in-three consultants feel bullied during their job-planning meetings with managers.

    Date: 02 August 2018

  • Mass appeal

    The GMC’s drive to strike off Hadiza Bawa-Garba damaged the reputation of the regulator to a huge extent in the eyes of doctors. Now chief executive Charlie Massey, who stands by the decision, is trying to rehabilitate its image. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 01 August 2018

  • Primary care deal a 'complete mess'

    NHS England has been told to revamp its approach to outsourcing after making a ‘complete mess’ of its PCSE (primary care support services) contract with Capita.

    Date: 30 July 2018