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1 - 12 of 31 results for: May 2018
  • DHSC commits to AMR fight

    The BMA has welcomed a commitment by the Department of Health and Social Care for more than £30m in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

    Date: 30 May 2018

  • Diversion to early diagnosis

    Signs and symptoms are important for doctors. But sometimes they present too late. Clinicians and health managers in London have designed a collaborative cancer system which could give many patients a chance of a longer life – and save the NHS much-needed cash. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 30 May 2018

  • Plans to curb access to care rushed through

    London doctors have raised concerns about plans to curb patient access to commonplace surgical treatments – after being given just two weeks to respond to a series of consultations.

    Date: 29 May 2018

  • White managers failing BME doctors, says GMC review head

    Doctors from BME (black and minority ethnic) backgrounds were more likely to be disciplined as ‘some white managers’ struggled to resolve concerns informally, Roger Kline has said – the head of a review into fitness-to-practise referrals.

    Date: 29 May 2018

  • Government appoints head of gender pay gap review

    Doctors have welcomed the appointment of a senior female colleague to lead a review into the gender pay gap in medicine and the NHS.

    Date: 25 May 2018

  • Juniors to re-enter contract negotiations

    Junior doctors will have the final say on any changes proposed to their national terms and conditions agreed in an upcoming review of the imposed 2016 contract, BMA junior doctors committee chair Jeeves Wijesuriya has confirmed.

    Date: 23 May 2018

  • BMA Q&A: 'Caring, supportive and collaborative'

    BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul outlines his vision for the NHS

    Date: 23 May 2018

  • Getting rostering right for doctors

    The BMA and NHS Employers have produced joint guidance to promote better rota design and roster management.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • Attempt to challenge accountable care organisations

    A judicial review challenging NHS transformation plans will be heard in the high court this week and is being supported by the BMA.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • GMC unveils negligence task force

    The GMC has announced its working group leading a review into gross negligence manslaughter – with 11 leading clinicians, health experts and academics taking the reins.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • Capita's 'scandalous' risks unravel

    ‘Misjudged’, ‘high risk’, ‘deeply unsatisfactory’ and ‘failure to deliver’.

    Date: 17 May 2018

  • Circle blocks treatment centre bid

    Commissioners have terminated a procurement process which could have seen a hospital trust take over the running of a busy treatment centre – after the private firm which holds the contract took legal action against the NHS.

    Date: 17 May 2018