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The Doctor magazine

The Doctor replaced BMA news in September 2018, and aims to offer more context and analysis of major developments, and focus on relating readers’ experiences and stories. The new magazine will be monthly, and four times the length of the old magazine.

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June 2019 features

May 2019 features

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    Precedent sept

    Seven women’s efforts to overcome the sexism they encountered while studying medicine.
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    Crumbling hopes

    Budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden.
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    Lions led by dongles

    Doctors are let down every day by poor IT in the health service.

April 2019 features

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    Prescribing hope

    Activity-led prevention of ill health comes on leaps and bounds.

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    A neglected killer

    Asthma is killing more people needlessly than any one realises.

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    A place of refuge

    The Greek island of Lesbos offers hope for people forced to flea their countries but the conditions leave much to be desired.

March 2019 features

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.

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    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.