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  • Doctors' hard work 'not recognised nor rewarded'

    Senior doctors have criticised their annual pay award for failing to redress a decade of effective real-term cuts and attaching strings to the increase offered to staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors.

    Date: 23 July 2019

  • Thousands of ‘escalation’ beds needed year-round

    BMA research shows hospitals in England are regularly using thousands of ‘escalation’ beds, normally for emergencies or spikes in demand.

    Date: 09 July 2019

  • The Doctor (July 2019, issue 11)

    Meet the doctor who looked after Apollo 11’s astronauts, ‘nature prescriptions’ in Shetland, and why a lack of politicians isn’t all good in Northern Ireland.

    Date: 09 July 2019

  • Healthcare pressures mount in Northern Ireland’s political vacuum

    A lack of politicians might seem superficially attractive, but while the Northern Ireland Assembly lies dormant, the pressure on doctors is rising.

    Date: 08 July 2019

  • BMA launches pensions modeller

    The BMA has today launched a pensions modeller to help consultants understand the potential effect of ‘punitive’ annual-allowance and lifetime-allowance taxation rules – which can result in ‘huge and unexpected’ tax bills.

    Date: 04 July 2019

  • BMA takes legal action over pensions transfer

    The BMA is taking action against the Government on behalf of at least a dozen doctors who believe they were forced to join a pension scheme that will result in huge financial losses when they retire.

    Date: 04 July 2019

  • Doctors urged to lead change

    Change doesn’t need to be something that’s done to you, it can be something that doctors lead themselves

    Date: 01 July 2019

  • Give mental health a fair share of funding, say doctors

    ‘Imagine an aeroplane full of people is lost to suicide, and another to alcohol-related disease, every week,’ BMA consultants committee mental health lead Andrew Molodynski told the annual representative meeting.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Doctors condemn pay review body

    Attitudes to the DDRB appear to be hardening. The ARM saw an overwhelming endorsement of a vote of no confidence and a call for it to be replaced with a new, independent body.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Junior doctors accept contractual improvements

    Junior doctors in England have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting negotiated contract improvements – accepting an investment in terms and conditions of £90m over four years and a 2 per cent pay uplift each year.

    Date: 27 June 2019

  • Pressure builds on social media to step up anti-bullying measures

    ‘I’ve witnessed first-hand what suicide leaves behind,’ MSC co-chair Gurdas Singh told the annual representative meeting in Belfast

    Date: 26 June 2019

  • Pensions: hard work rewarded with penalty

    Pensions can normally be seen as simple machines for a simple job. You pay in for an income on retirement. Like aeroplanes or cars, there's no need to understand their complexities – as long as they do what they promise.

    Date: 26 June 2019