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  • Pension payment suspension unlawful

    The BMA has secured victory in the high court over changes made by health secretary Matt Hancock to the NHS pensions scheme in England and Wales

    Date: 17 January 2020

  • The Doctor – issue 17, January 2020

    Deploying 'big data' safely, mental health services run ragged, the power of sport to boost wellbeing for all, the GP providing care for the homeless, doctors and their dependants forced out of the UK owing visa rule inflexibility and the problem with 'resilience' – all issues covered in the January issue of The Doctor

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • On the front foot: improving wellbeing through the beautiful game

    Doctors are harnessing the powerful bond between sports clubs and their supporters to reach people who often have little contact with the NHS. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • Don't talk to me about resilience ...

    Hollow words about coping and resilience are not only patronising but make doctors who face unsustainable pressures feel it is their fault if they are struggling, says emergency medicine consultant Shewli Rahman

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • Under and out: dependant rule drives away doctors

    Doctors are being driven out of the UK by a change in visa rules which keeps families apart. Jennifer Trueland speaks to a consultant from a shortage specialty who has recently moved to Australia because of Home Office inflexibility

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • A digital dilemma: how to handle 'big data'

    ‘Big data’ can give new insights into population health and provide doctors with decision-making tools. It can also, if handled badly, lead to catastrophic breaches of privacy and shatter patient trust. Tim Tonkin assesses some of its successes and shortcomings, and how doctors can best navigate the digital future

    Date: 16 January 2020

  • Mental healthcare – a service run ragged

    Mental health staff face unmanageable workloads, depleted teams and poor access to training, BMA research finds – with government promises of new recruits sounding ever more hollow. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 08 January 2020

  • Enter the BMA justice and fairness essay competition

    A one-off essay competition aimed at solutions-driven writing on the topic of justice and fairness in medical practice and policy

    Date: 07 January 2020

  • Eight in 10 doctors struggling to cope BMA survey finds

    Scotland’s doctors are struggling to cope with increasing workload and other pressures, with almost eight in 10 saying it is affecting their health and wellbeing, according to a BMA survey.

    Date: 24 December 2019

  • 2019: a year in numbers

    Brexit, NHS pressures, homelessness, and the crippling pensions tax – a look back at the issues faced by the profession in 2019 and how we covered them

    Date: 19 December 2019

  • Doctors opt to avoid burnout

    Doctors are increasingly moving away from traditional careers and training paths to avoid burnout, according to the GMC, which calls the trend a ‘permanent’ fixture for a profession at high risk of burnout

    Date: 18 December 2019

  • Restore Stormont assembly, demand health bodies

    The medical community is urgently calling for an end to ‘political gridlock’ in Northern Ireland amid the worsening crisis in the country’s health service.

    Date: 17 December 2019

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