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  • Explainer: refugee healthcare

    Do you treat patients who are refugees or asylum seekers? New BMA guidance focuses on their specific health needs and how to overcome common barriers

    Date: 14 June 2019

  • The pensions paradox: would you pay to work?

    Punitive tax bills are forcing doctors to reduce their hours or retire early, even though they want to work and the health service desperately needs them.

    Date: 14 June 2019

  • Exception to the rule – where standards of care for the homeless excel

    The provision of care for homeless people is patchy and woefully inadequate, with new research by The Doctor showing huge variation in the services commissioned.

    Date: 14 June 2019

  • The Doctor (June 2019, issue 10)

    Exceptions in care for the homeless, NHS England and the pressure investigations place on GPs, mental healthcare and the pensions paradox

    Date: 13 June 2019

  • Approval for opt-out organ donation

    Doctors leaders have applauded the Scottish Parliament for backing a change in the law around organ donation, saying it will ‘save precious lives’.

    Date: 12 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

  • Crumbling hopes

    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

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • The Doctor, May 2019 (issue 9)

    The loss of a good doctor, crumbling premises, why is the NHS so bad at IT? and paving the way for women in medicine

    Date: 13 May 2019

  • Doctors intimidated at NHS Highland, finds review

    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.

    Date: 10 May 2019

  • Safe-staffing legislation not enough

    The BMA in Scotland has warned that legislation to ensure safe staffing levels will not be enough to solve the workforce crisis.

    Date: 03 May 2019

  • MUP will 'not change problem with alcohol overnight'

    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.

    Date: 01 May 2019