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25 - 35 of 35 results for: Feb 2017
  • Saving the surgeons

    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

    Date: 09 February 2017

  • GP contract will provide 'much-needed stability'

    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.

    Date: 08 February 2017

  • Junior doctors suggest medical recruitment ideas

    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.

    Date: 08 February 2017

  • Minor ailment service trial welcome

    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.

    Date: 07 February 2017

  • Additional leave for SAS doctors on the rise

    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.

    Date: 07 February 2017

  • Identity check ‘chaos’

    Hospitals have been given three months to find ways to identify overseas patients and charge them upfront for many NHS services.

    Date: 07 February 2017

  • Mental health budgets cut

    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.

    Date: 07 February 2017

  • PM offers NHS zero reassurances in event of US trade deal

    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.

    Date: 03 February 2017

  • Continuity of care can reduce hospital admissions, finds study

    Continuity of care is vital for doctors and patients – and GP practices need investment to be able to provide it.

    Date: 03 February 2017

  • QOF targets suspended to help GPs cope

    Health commissioners in Leeds have temporarily suspended the majority of QOF targets to help GPs cope with ‘unprecedented’ winter pressures.

    Date: 02 February 2017

  • Apply for a medical research grant

    Applications for the 2017 BMA foundation for medical research grants are now under way

    Date: 01 February 2017