1 - 12 of 29 results for: Feb 2018
  • Greater consistency in training procedures welcome

    Plans to improve how doctors in training are assessed, appraised and receive feedback are a 'welcome development'.

    Date: 23 February 2018

  • 'Callous' employer threatened wedding

    A junior doctor who had to spend months attempting to have her wedding and honeymoon leave approved has spoken of the ‘callous’ way in which trusts make rota arrangements.

    Date: 21 February 2018

  • BMA awaits verdict on juniors' breaks

    The BMA is supporting a test case for a junior doctor, who acts as a representative for 20 others, which will confirm whether the trust which employed them in their first years as doctors in training breached their contracts of employment when monitoring their ability to take breaks required throughout the working day.

    Date: 19 February 2018

  • Funding for mental health services fails to reach the frontline

    Mental health services for children and young people are still ‘poorly funded’ despite significant Government investment in services, frontline staff believe.

    Date: 19 February 2018

  • A winter's tale

    We asked you to give first-hand accounts of the human toll of working in an NHS experiencing perhaps its worst winter crisis in living memory. More than 160 doctors responded. Peter Blackburn tells their story

    Date: 19 February 2018

  • Treasury ploughs cash into DHSC pre-Brexit

    The Department of Health and Social Care has sustained the hardest financial hit from Brexit of all the major Government departments, analysis of a Treasury financial review reveals.

    Date: 16 February 2018

  • Bullying: no longer acceptable in a noble profession

    If there’s one thing that Anthea Mowat hates even more than bullying, it’s the assumption that bullying is inevitable.

    Date: 14 February 2018

  • BMA seeks pay rise for doctors 'in line with wider economy'

    Doctors' pay should be entitled to a 2 per cent rise or brought in line with the wider economy, the BMA has said.

    Date: 14 February 2018

  • Brexit: cross-border care threat to patients

    Patient care and the NHS face ‘severe consequences’ unless those negotiating Brexit can agree on preserving cross-border health arrangements.

    Date: 14 February 2018

  • Doctors demand comprehensive alcohol labelling

    The alcohol industry should be forced to list ingredients and nutritional information on products, doctors leaders across Europe have said.

    Date: 13 February 2018

  • Surcharge hike will hinder doctors

    Plans to double the cost of the health surcharge levied on non-EEA (European Economic Area) visitors to the UK risks deterring international doctors from working in the NHS.

    Date: 13 February 2018

  • Budget raid sabotages repair plans

    The Department of Health and Social Care has upped its raid on the NHS capital budget to almost £4bn, starving the service of funds to modernise and deal with its huge ‘urgent’ backlog of repairs.

    Date: 13 February 2018