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13 - 24 of 31 results for: May 2018
  • Cancelled operations 'shame' civilised UK

    A record number of operations cancelled causes ‘stress and anxiety’ to patients and is unacceptable in a civilised country, the BMA has said.

    Date: 16 May 2018

  • Visa cap blocks thousands of medical applications

    More than 1,500 medical applications for Tier 2 visas were turned down owing to the annual cap, according to new Home office figures.

    Date: 16 May 2018

  • Plan to halve child obesity

    The BMA has warned that substantive action will be needed to meet tough new childhood obesity targets in Scotland.

    Date: 16 May 2018

  • BMA hero scoops NHS award

    The first female professor of surgery, who was told at school ‘you will never learn to sew’, has been recognised with the Aneurin Bevan Lifetime Achievement award.

    Date: 15 May 2018

  • Out of disorder

    What happens when mental health services are properly resourced? Keith Cooper visits a service which provides a strong case for more consistent investment nationwide

    Date: 15 May 2018

  • Visa cap harms patients

    Patient care is being directly harmed by the Government’s cap on visas issued to overseas doctors, a debate in Lords has heard.

    Date: 11 May 2018

  • Call for doctors to match airline industry culture

    Efforts to improve safety in the NHS requires a major cultural change which recognises the fallibility of staff working under immense and escalating pressure.

    Date: 11 May 2018

  • Call for solitary confinement ban prompts inquiry

    A Parliamentary committee has launched an investigation into the use of solitary confinement and restraint of young people, following a demand from doctors for the practice to be banned.

    Date: 11 May 2018

  • Changes secured to juniors' locum clause

    Junior doctors have secured changes and clarification to the advice being given to trusts by NHS Employers over the locum clause in their terms and conditions.

    Date: 10 May 2018

  • Government narrows down patient data agreement

    The Government has conceded in rolling back an agreement allowing patient data to be shared with immigration enforcement services, following concerted opposition from the BMA and others.

    Date: 10 May 2018

  • Juniors beat attempt to cut their pay

    Junior doctors have defended their protected pay banding after a year-long struggle.

    Date: 10 May 2018

  • BMA steps in to prevent erasure from Medical Register

    The court of appeal has granted the BMA permission to intervene in Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s legal bid to overturn her erasure from the Medical Register.

    Date: 09 May 2018