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The GMC’s fitness-to-practise checks are set for improvements after a wide-ranging review of revalidation called for an end to employers adding requirements beyond those specified by the GMC.
20 January 2017
Health leaders have roundly rejected the prime minister’s claim that the NHS is well funded, amid multiple signs that winter pressures have become widespread, straining the service severely.
Private firms have been paid a ‘shocking’ £2.3m to draw up controversial plans which will cut health and social care spending by more than £1bn in a part of London.
19 January 2017
A recruitment campaign aimed at boosting the number of GPs in Wales has had some early success, first minister Carwyn Jones has said.
The BMA has warned the Scottish Government not to add to existing burdens on GPs as a result of a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.
A pioneering NHS service that promised to save millions of pounds by creating and testing the first combined health and social care trust has been hit by financial strife, barely a year after its launch.
Junior doctors are being urged to attend a series of ‘contract clinics’ across England to share their experiences of and views on the new contract – and to discuss future steps to resolve outstanding issues raised by members.
18 January 2017
The leader of Scotland’s doctors has warned that the Scottish health service is stretched ‘pretty much to breaking point’.
17 January 2017
Doctors leaders have warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sleep walking into a crisis in primary care’.
Doctors leaders have accused Theresa May of scapegoating GPs for the NHS crisis, in a deliberate attempt to distract the public from an under-funded service under intense strain.
An £80m treatment fund, welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales, has been launched.
16 January 2017
Doctors leaders from across Europe have warned the EU’s Brexit negotiators that the UK’s impending departure could have ‘profound repercussions’ on the medical profession’s ability to provide high-quality healthcare across the continent.