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A record number of operations cancelled causes ‘stress and anxiety’ to patients and is unacceptable in a civilised country, the BMA has said.
16 May 2018
More than 1,500 medical applications for Tier 2 visas were turned down owing to the annual cap, according to new Home office figures.
The BMA has warned that substantive action will be needed to meet tough new childhood obesity targets in Scotland.
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.
15 May 2018
What happens when mental health services are properly resourced? Keith Cooper visits a service which provides a strong case for more consistent investment nationwide
Patient care is being directly harmed by the Government’s cap on visas issued to overseas doctors, a debate in Lords has heard.
11 May 2018
Efforts to improve safety in the NHS requires a major cultural change which recognises the fallibility of staff working under immense and escalating pressure.
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.
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.
10 May 2018
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.
Junior doctors have defended their protected pay banding after a year-long struggle.
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.
09 May 2018