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1 - 12 of 36 results for: May 2017
  • Cautious welcome for flexible training

    Junior doctors have cautiously welcomed a GMC shake-up of postgraduate training but raised concerns about its bid to allow recruitment planning to influence the curriculum.

    Date: 31 May 2017

  • NHS faces sharp cut in funding, warns Nuffield Trust

    The NHS could lose billions in funding and see its workforce crisis exacerbated, unless securing a good deal for healthcare is prioritised in Brexit negotiations.

    Date: 31 May 2017

  • Call to volunteer health services abroad

    Doctors leaders have called on the Scottish Government to develop a strategy to encourage health service staff to volunteer abroad.

    Date: 31 May 2017

  • Locum tax-rule change 'not accurate'

    Doctors have lauded NHS Improvement’s decision to drop its ‘unworkable blanket’ advice on tax rule changes, which threatened to penalise locums in general practice and hospitals.

    Date: 31 May 2017

  • Cross-party failure to fund the NHS

    A ‘complete failure’ of political thinking means that none of the major UK parties are pledging to meet the NHS funding gap.

    Date: 30 May 2017

  • Brexit dawns on the NHS

    Following the EU leave vote healthcare is evermore under threat. From a workforce crisis to funding deficits, NHS workers are noticing a multitude of issues encroaching on medicine. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 30 May 2017

  • The cracks begin to widen

    The BMA manifesto for the 2017 general election, A Vote for Health, calls for politicians to give the NHS the focus it deserves

    Date: 26 May 2017

  • Progress made protecting the public's health

    A new law aimed at improving the health of the population in Wales has been hailed a success by doctors leaders.

    Date: 26 May 2017

  • Check you meet the BMA's election requirements

    Candidates wishing to stand in upcoming elections for BMA committees are urged to ensure they meet the association’s election requirements.

    Date: 25 May 2017

  • Vote online for your BMA committee candidates

    BMA representative body members can use their laptops, tablets or smart phones to cast their votes for candidates standing in this year’s committee elections.

    Date: 25 May 2017

  • SAS doctors urged to seize their future

    Staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors must seize the chance to shape their professional futures or risk someone else doing it for them, a conference has heard.

    Date: 24 May 2017

  • Help portray lives of junior medical academics

    Academic trainees are being urged to help improve the roll out of the junior doctors’ contract by giving details of their day-to-day work.

    Date: 23 May 2017


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