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1 - 12 of 31 results for: Oct 2018
  • Integrated care providers usher in commercialisation concerns

    Plans to introduce ICPs (integrated care providers) in England must not allow private firms to take over the provision of care for entire health economies and should protect contractual arrangements for GPs.

    Date: 31 October 2018

  • Government 'devaluing' HEE's role

    Moves to make HEE (Health Education England) accountable to central NHS leaders are a ‘further undermining’ of the education and training body’s role and could see money for education and training plundered for revenue costs, doctors leaders have warned.

    Date: 29 October 2018

  • Low female CEA applications under review

    Encouraging female doctors to apply for CEAs (clinical excellence awards) could help close the gender pay gap in medicine, the head of the national independent review into the issue has said.

    Date: 26 October 2018

  • Call to bolster recovery from alcoholism

    Campaigners in Scotland have called for more ‘professional optimism’ to recognise that people with alcohol problems can recover, and to support them in that process.

    Date: 26 October 2018

  • Pre-Budget plea for added funds

    Doctors have called on the chancellor to prioritise extra funding for the NHS in next week’s autumn Budget to secure patient care and ease growing pressures in the service.

    Date: 25 October 2018

  • 'Decisive action' needed to get NHS on sustainable footing

    The BMA has called for urgent action to put the NHS in Scotland on a sustainable footing after a highly critical report from watchdogs.

    Date: 25 October 2018

  • Bullying costs NHS £2.3bn, finds study

    Bullying and harassment drains £2.3bn from the NHS in England every year, according to a conservative estimate totted up for a new study.

    Date: 24 October 2018

  • BMA demands public vote on Brexit deal

    The BMA has warned that the NHS cannot afford ‘a Brexit at any cost’, during a demonstration demanding a public vote on the final exit deal.

    Date: 22 October 2018

  • Health boards overspend on directly managing practices

    Health boards in Wales overspent by more than £1m to operate directly managed GP practices, figures obtained by BMA Cymru Wales have revealed.

    Date: 18 October 2018

  • You take the high road


    A great place for a holiday... but a career too? Despite their beauty, the most rural areas of Scotland have struggled to attract enough doctors. Jennifer Trueland finds out how this might be changing

    Date: 17 October 2018

  • A stepping stone becomes a home

    With the goal of joining his family in the USA and Canada, a young Iraqi medical graduate left his turbulent home country behind and headed west – except he discovered an island en route that he found he favoured more than anywhere. In the second part of our series celebrating the contribution of doctors who have come to the NHS from overseas, Tim Tonkin talks to Glasgow consultant Mohammed Al Haddad

    Date: 15 October 2018

  • Stay on top of your workload with Dr Diary

    Doctors can now keep tabs on their workload with ‘Dr Diary’, a bespoke app created up and launched today by the BMA.

    Date: 15 October 2018

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