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1 - 12 of 41 results for: Jan 2017
  • Change of tack to deal with bullying

    Experiencing bullying and harassment at work can have a devastating impact on doctors, affecting their emotional and physical health, and even the way they do their jobs.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Medical student boost effect on NHS under question

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been told that the increase in medical students will take much longer to benefit the NHS than he says.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Exception reports take early victory

    Junior doctors have been promised extra support following concerns raised by exception reporting.

    Date: 31 January 2017

  • Make no exceptions on safety at work

    This week, the BMA is launching an ‘exception reporting, no exceptions’ week of content. It will include information and insights from junior doctors and consultants about how to get the best out of exception reporting. Peter Blackburn explains the system

    Date: 30 January 2017

  • Surgery closure piles on pressure

    General practice needs a programme of long-term investment, doctors leaders have warned, after another local surgery was forced to close.

    Date: 27 January 2017

  • STP saving claims unrealistic, finds BMA

    Doubts have been raised about the credibility of the blueprints for NHS reform with which ministers expect to stave off an impending financial crisis.

    Date: 27 January 2017

  • More than a third of doctors fall asleep while driving

    More than a third of doctors have fallen asleep while driving home following a night shift, a survey has found.

    Date: 26 January 2017

  • Call for soft ‘opt out’ organ donor rules in England

    Doctors have renewed calls for England to align its organ-donor rules with those in Wales

    Date: 26 January 2017

  • GMC backs plan to put GPs on specialty register

    The GMC has said it will back plans put forward by the BMA to include GPs on the specialist register for the very first time.

    Date: 25 January 2017

  • GP resignation letters collection begins

    General practice in Northern Ireland is ‘on the brink’ as the process for collecting undated resignation letters from GPs begins.

    Date: 25 January 2017

  • GPs' opening hours will not be extended

    GP surgeries in England will not be forced to extend opening hours, despite comments by prime minister Theresa May apparently blaming practices for the crisis in hospitals.

    Date: 24 January 2017

  • Welsh Government suspends QOF

    The majority of the QOF (quality and outcomes framework) for GPs has been suspended by the Welsh Government to ease the winter burden on surgeries.

    Date: 23 January 2017


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