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October 2019 features

  • 20150443 BoS Report 2015 Food For Thought cover

    Follow the evidence

    The Government promises emerging technologies will help solve the public health crisis but, after years of cuts, doctors say it should focus on what is proven to work.

  • chuka nwokolo, consultant gastroenterologist

    I was lucky

    Chuka Nwokolo came to the UK from Nigeria and has become a prominent consultant. He says greater support for overseas-trained doctors will help others share in his success.

  • laythe tameem

    More than just a name on a rota

    Doctors don't feel looked after by the health service to which they devote their lives. A junior doctor refused to watch his colleagues suffer in silence and is offering practical help.

September 2019 features

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June 2019 features

May 2019 features

  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Precedent sept

    Seven women’s efforts to overcome the sexism they encountered while studying medicine.
  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Crumbling hopes

    Budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden.
  • 20190232 The Doctor - Issue 9 May 2019

    Lions led by dongles

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