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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.
The BMA has confirmed that there will be an immediate investigation, run independently of the BMA, into the allegations of sexism and sexual harassment made by several female BMA GPs committee members.
03 April 2019
Brexit breakdown, online GP reviews, exception reporting and battling knife violence
18 March 2019
An increase in knife crime has led to hyperbolic headlines but it has also fuelled innovative working from doctors and calls for society to work together to tackle the problem. Jennifer Trueland reports
12 March 2019
Whatever happens with Brexit in the weeks ahead, thousands of doctors who qualified in another European country have suffered crippling uncertainty. Tim Tonkin hears their concerns
08 March 2019
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.
01 March 2019
Guardians of workforce mental wellbeing should be introduced across the NHS, according to a report published by HEE (Health Education England).
28 February 2019