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1 - 12 of 47 results for: Jun 2017
  • Organ donation: move towards 'soft' opt out

    A Scottish Government move to introduce a ‘soft’ opt-out system for organ donation, saying it will save and transform people’s lives, has been welcomed by the BMA.

    Date: 30 June 2017

  • Call to involve doctors leaders in workforce plan

    The leader of Scotland’s doctors has said it is vital the BMA is involved in implementing a framework to improve workforce planning

    Date: 30 June 2017

  • Public health cuts exacerbate stress

    Doctors have warned that a ‘stealth tax’ on public health has undermined services and threatens to push extra costs on to an already stretched NHS.

    Date: 30 June 2017

  • Consultants to be balloted on contract

    Doctors are to be balloted on a new consultant contract, once a concrete deal has been agreed with the Government, the BMA annual representative meeting heard today.

    Date: 29 June 2017

  • Doctors share their experiences with school pupils

    Doctors and medical students shared their insights and experiences as school pupils got a glimpse of their potential future medical career at this year’s ARM.

    Date: 28 June 2017

  • Doctors back decriminalisation of abortion

    Doctors have backed calls for the decriminalisation of abortion – supporting the removal of criminal sanctions associated with the procedure.

    Date: 27 June 2017

  • Doctors ‘horrified’ by STP staff costs

    A vast cohort of operations managers, communications executives, administrators and financial analysts has been created to drive forward controversial STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) – taking millions of pounds out of the frontline NHS.

    Date: 27 June 2017

  • Far from home, far from hope

    A BMA investigation has found large rises in the number of adult mental health patients sent to out-of-area beds. Keith Cooper examines the impact on patients, their families and the doctors who care for them

    Date: 27 June 2017

  • Demand to improve access to wheelchairs

    Doctors are to press for improved access to wheelchairs in the NHS after reports of six-month delays and families forced to buy them through crowdfunding websites.

    Date: 26 June 2017

  • Incidences of rota gaps surge

    Around two-thirds of hospital doctors have experienced rota gaps in the last 12 months, a new survey has found.

    Date: 26 June 2017

  • Politicians 'duck and dodge' NHS deficit

    The Government wants a ‘world-class NHS with a third-class settlement’ – spending far less than many other European countries, with patients reaping the consequences.

    Date: 26 June 2017

  • Graduate-only medical degree aims to boost rural recruitment

    Applications will shortly open to a new graduate-only medical degree in Scotland, with a particular focus on general practice and rural medicine.

    Date: 23 June 2017


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