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The GMC has unveiled its proposals for improving training flexibility for junior doctors, including focusing on outcomes rather than the time spent in training.
31 March 2017
The Government has failed to tackle the fundamental funding pressures undermining the delivery of health and social care – and a new plan to turn services around is ‘fanciful’, warn doctors leaders.
Health leaders have urged prime minister Theresa May to give the UK’s ability to recruit and retain NHS staff the utmost priority in negotiations with the EU.
30 March 2017
A group of foundation year 2 trainees will have their cash floor uplifted to 40 per cent banding when moving to the new contract, following concerns raised by junior doctors to the BMA.
The number of GPs working full time in England has fallen – despite Government promises of a mass-recruitment campaign.
29 March 2017
The BMA in Scotland has warned that doctors face a further real-terms pay cut that will do nothing to improve recruitment and retention.
Doctors leaders have accused the national pay review body of using its recommendations as ‘a cover’ for driving down frontline salaries.
28 March 2017
Doctors leaders have called for a ‘fundamental review’ of national prescribing recommendations to end a ‘confusing’ and ‘irritating’ post-code lottery for patients.
Doctors and emergency services staff have been praised for their bravery in the aftermath of the attack in Westminster.
The BMA is calling for junior doctors to have adequate time off after completing a series of night shifts to improve the safety of staff and patients.
NHS England must urgently address its failure to pass promised GP resilience funding down to practices in need.
27 March 2017
The uncertainty over the future of EU staff working in the NHS must be eliminated, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.
24 March 2017