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1 - 12 of 12 results for: Aug 2019
  • No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic', claim unions

    Leaving the EU without an agreed deal could have fatal consequences for patients owing to shortages and delays in the supply of medicine, the BMA has warned

    Date: 29 August 2019

  • Audit Scotland casts doubt on GP target

    Watchdogs have warned that the Scottish Government will find it ‘challenging’ to meet its targets around increasing numbers of people working in GP practices.

    Date: 29 August 2019

  • Pay rise welcome but 'still some way to go'

    The leader of the BMA in Scotland has labelled a 2.5 per cent pay uplift for doctors as ‘a reasonable start’ but said more needs to be done to raise morale.

    Date: 28 August 2019

  • Help the BMA deliver its charitable grants

    Applications for four positions on the BMA Giving committee (charitable purposes subcommittee) are open to all BMA members.

    Date: 27 August 2019

  • 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

  • Primary goals

    For GPs facing a spiralling workload, it is hoped primary care networks in England will help tackle long-standing, systemic problems. Peter Blackburn meets early adopters of the principles behind them

    Date: 09 August 2019

  • BMA lays out its vision for secondary care

    The leader of Scotland’s consultants has called for urgent action to put the nation’s hospitals on a sustainable future.

    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

  • 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

  • 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


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