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1 - 12 of 16 results for: Nov 2019
  • Call to speed up implementation of GP contract

    The leader of Scotland’s GPs and the Scottish health secretary have called for the pace of transformation to be accelerated to ensure maximum benefit from the new GP contract.

    Date: 29 November 2019

  • Cautious welcome for temporary pensions fix

    A temporary plan to alleviate the effects of punitive pension tax charges in Scotland has been cautiously welcomed by the BMA – but it warned UK-wide action is needed to fix the situation.

    Date: 19 November 2019

  • BMA to seek members' views on physician-assisted dying

    The BMA plans to seek members’ views on physician-assisted dying.

    Date: 15 November 2019

  • NHS on the cusp of collapse

    Overcrowding and underfunding have left patients and doctors at risk and, as a demanding summer turns into a winter of alarming challenges, how will the NHS cope? Peter Blackburn talks to doctors across the UK struggling on the front line

    Date: 14 November 2019

  • The Doctor (November 2019, issue 15)

    Asbestos-related injury, animal husbandry, consultants' pensions tax quandary, winter pressures, medical insurance cover, substance misuse services in York and much more

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • The consultation: how to tackle your dreams

    Rugby doctor Charlotte Fairweather achieved her childhood dream with absolute precision but it was a difficult journey. She talks to Keith Cooper

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • In recovery – how York's substance misuse services avoided cuts

    Cuts to drug and alcohol services have become the norm – so how did doctors and other campaigners manage to win a reprieve? And will it last? Keith Cooper finds out

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • Under covered – the ambiguity of medical insurance policies

    A lack of clarity in medical insurance policies can affect the quality and standard of care. In response, the BMA has produced guidance to help patients pick a plan. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 12 November 2019

  • Animal instincts

    Debbie Cohen is a pioneer of physician mental-health research and practice. She tells Keith Cooper how the culture of medicine can compound difficulties for doctors – and the lessons learned from her farm in Wales

    Date: 11 November 2019

  • For Mags – the devastating effects of asbestos exposure

    Mags Portman, an internationally renowned consultant, died aged 44. Her husband Martin believes her death was the result of exposure, as a junior doctor, to asbestos, which is found in many NHS buildings. He speaks to Jennifer Trueland about their battle for justice

    Date: 11 November 2019

  • Visit the 'beta' BMA website

    The beta version of the new BMA website is now live and we want to know what you think of it.

    Date: 08 November 2019

  • BMA launches a manifesto for health

    The BMA has called for increased investment to put the NHS back on a sustainable footing and an end to the punitive pension tax system which is driving doctors out of the workforce, in a manifesto to the political parties contesting the upcoming general election.

    Date: 07 November 2019


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