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Complications during surgery can weigh heavily on a surgeon’s mind, which is why one consultant is trying to reduce the negative impact of mistakes and the likelihood of them happening at all
09 February 2017
A £30m fund covering indemnity fee costs has been secured for GPs in England, as part of agreed terms for the 2017-18 GP contract.
08 February 2017
Junior doctors have given their views on how Wales can attract more doctors to train in the country, claiming there is a perception of poorer quality when compared to the rest of the UK.
GP leaders have welcomed a trial of a scheme to encourage more patients to consult community pharmacists with minor ailments, saying they hope it will relieve pressure on general practice.
07 February 2017
More than 40 hospital trusts in England now provide two days of additional leave to staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors, in line with BMA recommendations.
Hospitals have been given three months to find ways to identify overseas patients and charge them upfront for many NHS services.
Doctors have raised fresh concerns about the underfunding of mental health hospitals after Health Foundation research for the BBC found their budgets had shrunk by £150m in the past four years.
Prime minister Theresa May has failed to give assurances that the NHS will be protected from big business in the event of a trade deal between the UK and the USA.
03 February 2017
Continuity of care is vital for doctors and patients – and GP practices need investment to be able to provide it.
Health commissioners in Leeds have temporarily suspended the majority of QOF targets to help GPs cope with ‘unprecedented’ winter pressures.
02 February 2017
Applications for the 2017 BMA foundation for medical research grants are now under way
01 February 2017