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News and features
1 - 12 of 13 results for: Jan 2019
  • On the ground

    The Doctor magazine highlights practical help given to BMA members in difficulty

    Date: 23 January 2019

  • 'Lead' posts for SAS grade

    Plans for the advancement of staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors in Northern Ireland have received a welcome boost with the announcement of new specialist posts tasked with developing the grade

    Date: 23 January 2019

  • The consultation: firearms violence

    More people are killed by guns in a single day in the USA than in a whole year in the UK. Rhode Island emergency medicine physician Megan Ranney leads research into widespread firearms violence – despite pressure from gun lobbyists to stay clear

    Date: 18 January 2019

  • Dig a little deeper

    When a patient has a personality disorder, it can seem easier to worsen their condition than to treat it. Leading psychoanalyst Peter Fonagy tells Keith Cooper the steps he believes can help achieve better outcomes

    Date: 17 January 2019

  • I've been expecting you

    Every emergency department has ‘familiar faces’, people regularly drawn in who receive little medical benefit. Addressing the reasons why doesn’t just save the NHS money, it yields insights into vulnerable patients, finds Keith Cooper

    Date: 16 January 2019

  • RB chair wins anaesthetists' award

    The Association of Anaesthetists has awarded its Anniversary Medal 2018 to staff, associate specialist and specialty anaesthetist and BMA representative body chair Anthea Mowat.

    Date: 16 January 2019

  • The Doctor Magazine January 2019

    The growing issues of homelessness, frequent attenders, the BMA writing competition runners-up, personality disorders and the Mental Health Act

    Date: 16 January 2019

  • ‘No surprise’ as review calls for more medical student places

    A review recommending an increase of 100 medical student places a year in Northern Ireland to tackle the severe shortage of specialist doctors does ‘not come as a surprise to the profession’.

    Date: 15 January 2019

  • Call to reduce risks to GP partners

    Opportunities to reduce risks and liabilities in general practice must be explored if the GP partnership model is to survive, a report has found.

    Date: 15 January 2019

  • Plan to change the face of medicine

    The BMA has lent its backing to a collaborative project which challenges doctors to visualise the future to shape health policy by assessing the fast-moving developments facing medicine.

    Date: 11 January 2019

  • Pension rules force consultants to retire early

    Consultants have renewed calls to reform NHS pension rules after an ‘alarming’ survey found they were driving many to cut hours and retire early.

    Date: 10 January 2019

  • Long-term plan to curb competition

    NHS leaders have called for the Government to remove competition and procurement rules in the health service

    Date: 08 January 2019


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