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There are some ‘seriously oppressive cultures’ in the health service, says Henrietta Hughes, a doctor and NHS national guardian. She tells Keith Cooper why staff should raise concerns
12 October 2018
Can the chronically underfunded NHS in England make bold investments in areas such as integration or public health, or will it be left papering over the cracks? Peter Blackburn reports
NHS BSA (Business Services Authority) has agreed to permit the use of voluntary Scheme Pays by members who are subject to the tapered annual allowance.
11 October 2018
Doctors have welcomed the extension of a mental health support service to cover all NHS doctors in England following mounting evidence of work-related stress, burnout and emotional distress.
Consultants have expressed their bitter disappointment at the Government’s refusal to improve its ‘demoralising’ and ‘derisory’ pay settlement for consultants in England.
The health and social care secretary has said he will ‘knock down doors across Whitehall’ to get what the NHS needs – and promised action on improving the morale of the workforce, increasing the use of technology and a serious shift towards preventive medicine.
10 October 2018
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will press for ‘pragmatic’ legislative changes and is planning to reform health service payment and tariff systems – pledging a ‘fairer, more transparent’ system.
The BMA has launched a UK-wide survey into doctors and medical students’ mental health in an effort to improve the support available to NHS staff.
Dinesh Bhugra’s year as BMA president will see a strong focus on fairness and equality – both in health outcomes and how NHS staff are treated. Tim Tonkin reports
The BMA has warned MPs of its concerns with plans to appoint former Conservative minister Lord Prior as chair of NHS England.
09 October 2018
An overseas doctor working in the NHS has spoken of her desperation at a bid by the Government to have her removed from the UK.
08 October 2018