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February 2019 features

  • A guiding light

    Coming to work in the UK as a doctor can be ‘challenging and daunting’. A new mentoring scheme helps IMGs to adapt.

  • An NHS for all

    Keith Cooper meets a GP passionate about achieving equity of care for people with learning disabilities.

  • AS you like it

    SAS doctors have a renewed sense of optimism that the AS (associate specialist) grade will be reopened.

  • male doctor, files, scrubs, steth

    Promises promises

    The NHS Long Term Plan makes welcome pledges on tackling the sources of ill health and promoting integration but can it really make a difference?

  • How does it feel

    How many emotions do you get through in a working day? Former Secret Doctor Aoife Abbey has chosen seven for a major new book.

January 2019 features

  • Dig a little deeper

    A leading psychoanalyst and his steps for achieving better outcomes for patients with personality disorders.

  • I've been expecting you

    Addressing why some patients attend emergency care frequently can save resources and yield valuable insights.

  • The consultation: firearms violence

    More people are killed by guns in a single day in the USA than in a whole year in the UK.

December 2018 features

November 2018 features

  • Dr Shashi Awai

    Hostile treatment

    Why is the Home Office trying to deport doctors in the midst of a recruitment crisis?

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    Why am I here?

    The surgeon who gave up a 'useful job' to become an MP, on finding a role in Westminster

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    A significant event

    The GP practice left on the brink of collapse by an NHS England investigation

October 2018 features

September 2018 features