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13 - 23 of 23 results for: Sep 2018
  • Ending the silence

    Whether in the form of sly comments or physical abuse, bullying affects thousands of NHS doctors. They should not have to suffer in silence, as Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 17 September 2018

  • Brexit: the price of parting

    Six months to Brexit, and the Government’s ‘dangerously casual’ attitude to finding agreements in vital areas which affect patient care is causing alarm in Brussels as well as here – as Peter Blackburn finds out

    Date: 15 September 2018

  • 7/7 terror-attack victims commemorated

    A memorial commemorating the victims of the 7/7 terror attack at Tavistock Square has been unveiled, with BMA staff among those paying tribute at a special service.

    Date: 13 September 2018

  • Momentum against sugary drinks builds

    A Government plan to ban the sale of energy drinks to children garnered several headlines this month – including the inevitable, ‘Red Bull Ban’.

    Date: 13 September 2018

  • More patients forced to move GP

    More than 46,000 patients in Wales have been forced to find a new GP in the last five years, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Date: 10 September 2018

  • Local transgender service welcome

    A new service to prescribe transgender patients hormones from a specialist GP in Wales has been welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales as a ‘step in the right direction’.

    Date: 10 September 2018

  • Move the NHS out of the firing line

    GPs tend to be renowned for their earthy realism but it was one of their number who said last year that coming to a free trade agreement with the EU should be ‘one of the easiest in human history’

    Date: 07 September 2018

  • 'Unique' sleep text sweeps medical book awards

    Textbooks on sleep disorders and neuroscience were among the winning tomes at this year’s BMA medical book awards.

    Date: 07 September 2018

  • Turning anger into purpose

    ‘We’re at a tipping point in primary and secondary care,’ says new BMA Scotland chair Lewis Morrison, and his priority is the crisis in recruitment and retention.

    Date: 07 September 2018

  • Recruitment remedy 'not credible'

    The BMA has dismissed the Scottish Government’s approach to filling consultant vacancies as ‘simply not credible’ as the number of long-term vacancies continues to rise.

    Date: 06 September 2018

  • Order to pay earnings lost after work conference mosquito bite

    A doctor who contracted viruses from a mosquito bite while attending a medical conference in India – leaving him barely able to walk or sleep – has spoken of his relief after a court told an NHS organisation to repay his lost earnings.

    Date: 03 September 2018