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  • The Doctor (August, issue 12)

    Primary care networks and their early adopters, anti-vaxxers and the damage they do, the pensions paradox of paying to work and lowering the disproportionate referral rates of BAME doctors to the GMC

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Anti-vaccination: a needless waste of life

    Lies spread through social media have helped demonise one of the safest and most effective interventions in the history of medicine. So how can we vaccinate against the disease of conspiracy theories and fake news? Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • The pressure to cope

    Alastair Watt’s death raised serious questions about how the NHS looks after it doctors when they return to work after illness. Robert Wrate (pictured opposite) finds parallels with his own research into an NHS culture where doctors soldier on in all circumstances, even though the service is not resourced to meet demand

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Unwelcome attention

    Overseas and BAME doctors are referred to the GMC in disproportionately high numbers. How do you make the system fairer, and keep those doctors who shouldn’t be there out of an intensely stressful process? Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • Treasury concedes ground on punitive pensions rules

    Senior doctors have welcomed a series of concessions by the Treasury to ease the effect of the punitive pension rules, which are forcing many to retire or ratchet down work hours.

    Date: 08 August 2019

  • Pensions: paying to work

    The NHS pensions crisis continues to affect doctors and health services across the UK, leading to rising waiting lists and hefty – unexpected – tax bills for individuals.

    Date: 06 August 2019

  • Break-time victory for junior doctors

    Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust breached a junior doctor’s contract by failing to carry out rota checks correctly, the court of appeal has ruled in a test case supported by the BMA.

    Date: 31 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