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  • Taking the biscuit: the consultancy companies chewing up NHS resources

    An investigation by The Doctor reveals that millions are being spent on private consultancy firms and creating new management jobs – to support a quiet reorganisation of the health service which lacks transparency or legislative backing. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • In place of fear

    Bullying continues to plague the NHS. Doctors remain scared of speaking out for fear of ruining their careers, and many feel the reporting process has yet to be taken seriously. However, the most passionate about the problem are starting to make inroads into a historically insurmountable issue. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • Pinpoint process

    The BMA and Royal College of Physicians have drawn up timely guidance on clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

    Date: 14 December 2018

  • Health inequality gap persists

    Doctors leaders in Scotland have warned there is still a ‘massive distance to travel’ to make real inroads into cutting the health inequality gap.

    Date: 14 December 2018

  • Health funding pledge ‘not enough’, warns BMA

    The BMA has warned that additional cash promised to the Scottish health service will not be enough to deal with current and future pressures.

    Date: 13 December 2018

  • Target driven, fearful and under pressure – a snapshot of working in the NHS

    A survey of BMA members in Scotland reveals a medical profession that is under pressure, fearful of making errors, and one that believes that finance and targets are given more priority than patient care.

    Date: 28 November 2018

  • Measures to support whistleblowers win backing

    Doctors have welcomed a series of measures to help NHS whistleblowers and improve probes into poor care, following a review of hundreds of deaths at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

    Date: 23 November 2018

  • Call to preserve independent GP contractor model

    More support is needed for GPs if the independent contractor model is to be preserved, the conference of Welsh local medical committees has heard.

    Date: 19 November 2018

  • The Doctor issue 3 November 2018

    The treatment of overseas doctors, NHS England overzealous investigations and perinatal care – just some of the issues tackled in the third issue of The Doctor

    Date: 19 November 2018

  • Brexit harmful to patients and staff, conference hears

    Doctors have pinpointed the multiple harms Brexit would inflict on the NHS, its workforce and patients at a major BMA and BMJ conference last week.

    Date: 16 November 2018

  • EEA doctors have no faith in government, finds survey

    Most doctors from the EEA (European Economic Area) have no faith in the Government’s pledge to safeguard their rights to work and access public services in the wake of a no-Brexit deal.

    Date: 16 November 2018

  • Pressure builds to address workforce crisis

    Doctors have joined other health experts to call for an urgent effort to ease the worsening NHS workforce crisis following predictions that vacancies could treble by 2030.

    Date: 15 November 2018

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