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1 - 11 of 11 results for: May 2019
  • Government widens job shortage list

    Overseas doctors will no longer have to meet onerous visa fees and financial thresholds to work in the NHS, following changes to migration rules.

    Date: 29 May 2019

  • Pledge to improve record sharing

    The NHS has committed to end administrative burdens faced by junior doctors when they start new rotations, honouring a long-standing agreement with the BMA.

    Date: 20 May 2019

  • Precedent sept


    Seven women’s efforts to overcome the sexism they encountered while studying medicine did not end as they had hoped – but they did clear the way for others to fulfil their own ambitions. Jennifer Trueland reports on their long-awaited recognition

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • Lions led by dongles

    Doctors are let down every day by poor IT in the health service. Outdated software and basic delays in accessing records make a mockery of modernisation plans. Tim Tonkin looks for ways out of the jumble

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • Crumbling hopes

    The NHS is being challenged to ‘transform’ but budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden, shabby and barely able to provide safe care. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • Funds secure to improve rest facilities

    Every trust in England will receive tens of thousands in funding towards improving rest facilities, following an agreement reached between the Government and BMA.

    Date: 15 May 2019

  • The Doctor, May 2019 (issue 9)

    The loss of a good doctor, crumbling premises, why is the NHS so bad at IT? and paving the way for women in medicine

    Date: 13 May 2019

  • Doctors intimidated at NHS Highland, finds review

    The leader of the BMA in Scotland has unequivocally condemned bullying in the health service following a devastating report into events at a Scottish health board.

    Date: 10 May 2019

  • Shared parental leave response 'disappointing'

    The BMA has expressed disappointment following the Government’s dismissive response to its concerns around senior doctors being denied access to new workplace rights on SPL (shared parental leave).

    Date: 09 May 2019

  • Safe-staffing legislation not enough

    The BMA in Scotland has warned that legislation to ensure safe staffing levels will not be enough to solve the workforce crisis.

    Date: 03 May 2019

  • MUP will 'not change problem with alcohol overnight'

    The leader of the BMA in Scotland has warned that it will take time before the effect of legislation on alcohol pricing shapes the nation’s health.

    Date: 01 May 2019