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1 - 12 of 15 results for: Mar 2019
  • GMC plans to survey SAS doctors

    Staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors across the UK are to be surveyed about their experiences in training and the workplace for the first time, the GMC has confirmed.

    Date: 28 March 2019

  • Shared parental leave boost for juniors

    An agreement enabling junior doctors who take shared parental leave to receive enhanced pay rates has been heralded by the BMA as a huge advance in workplace equality.

    Date: 28 March 2019

  • Going it alone – the Scottish GP contract one year on

    The first Scotland-only GP contract came into force a year ago. SGPC chair Andrew Buist tells Jennifer Trueland how implementation is going

    Date: 27 March 2019

  • Loss of cervical screening contract 'only right'

    GPs have welcomed a decision to strip cervical screening administrative services from Capita after serious errors were made.

    Date: 21 March 2019

  • The consultation: medicine in focus

    Cardiff medical student Alexandra Adams has partial sight and hearing but this hasn’t hampered her passion for photography. Taking portraits of NHS staff, she captures their diversity, stories and emotions

    Date: 19 March 2019

  • The explainer: PCNs

    Primary care networks are being set up to promote integrated care. What will it mean for GPs?

    Date: 18 March 2019

  • Taking on the trolls

    GPs are vulnerable to anonymous, malicious and wholly inaccurate ‘reviews’ posted online. Keith Cooper finds out how one doctor responded

    Date: 18 March 2019

  • Lack of resources aggravates risks of hospital infections

    Doctors leaders have warned that a lack of expertise and resources in infection control is putting patients in Scottish hospitals at risk.

    Date: 18 March 2019

  • The Doctor issue 7 March 2019

    Brexit breakdown, online GP reviews, exception reporting and battling knife violence

    Date: 18 March 2019

  • A cutting edge approach

    An increase in knife crime has led to hyperbolic headlines but it has also fuelled innovative working from doctors and calls for society to work together to tackle the problem. Jennifer Trueland reports

    Date: 12 March 2019

  • Taking exception

    Exception reporting can be a force for change in the health service – identifying rota gaps, missed training and excessive hours, which can demoralise staff and harm patient care. Tim Tonkin meets the doctors urging a more open culture of reporting

    Date: 12 March 2019

  • Life on the edge

    Whatever happens with Brexit in the weeks ahead, thousands of doctors who qualified in another European country have suffered crippling uncertainty. Tim Tonkin hears their concerns

    Date: 08 March 2019