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Ultra-grip shoes could reduce NHS staff injuries

Slips and falls at the workplace are highest in the health and social care sector.

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GPs in England give BMA mandate to negotiate Primary Care Networks contract

The vote follows a motion passed at last year’s conference of LMCs, which called for a ballot of the profession.

Call for an end to restrictive adult dependency rule for overseas doctors
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Call for an end to restrictive adult dependency rule for overseas doctors

The BMA and RCGP are among seven medical organisations who are signatories on a joint letter to the Home Secretary.

BMA calls for enhanced PPE for healthcare staff during latest COVID-19 surge
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BMA calls for enhanced PPE for healthcare staff during latest COVID-19 surge

BMA calls for use of FFP3 respirators outside of emergency-room COVID zones and to other parts of hospitals, GP practices and healthcare settings.

New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations
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New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations

Alongside the programme, a new core curriculum for professionals working in maternity and neonatal services is being developed to address regional variations.

UK respiratory departments still dangerously under resourced finds survey
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UK respiratory departments still dangerously under resourced finds survey

A new survey by the British Thoracic Society has highlighted significant ongoing pressure on UK respiratory departments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New national violence prevention and reduction standard for NHS staff
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New national violence prevention and reduction standard for NHS staff

Employers (including NHS employers) have a general duty of care to protect staff from threats and violence at work.

Health and social care professionals recognised in New Year honours
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Health and social care professionals recognised in New Year honours

Recognition for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study finds prevalent discrimination and harassment of NHS London healthcare staff by colleagues
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Study finds prevalent discrimination and harassment of NHS London healthcare staff by colleagues

Over 20% reported experiencing discrimination and 44% bullying, with nurses and healthcare assistants more likely to experience discrimination than medical staff.

Tougher measures welcomed amid fears of capacity to cope
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Tougher measures welcomed amid fears of capacity to cope

BMA publishes results of a survey of 7,776 doctors and medical students in the days leading up to Saturday’s announcement.

Scottish Academy calls for an end to health inequality in new manifesto
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Scottish Academy calls for an end to health inequality in new manifesto

People from the most deprived parts of Scotland are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19.

GPs let down by Government, BMA tells Parliamentary committee
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GPs let down by Government, BMA tells Parliamentary committee

BMA council chair addresses Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee PPE shortages.

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Clinicians respond to record drug-related deaths data for Scotland

Scotland’s drug-death rate was higher than those reported for all the EU countries, and was approximately 3.5 times that of the UK as a whole.

Doctors felt 'abandoned' by the Government over COVID-19, says BMA
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Doctors felt 'abandoned' by the Government over COVID-19, says BMA

The failure to supply PPE to frontline doctors in the UK in March and April came as a bitter shock to the medical profession, the BMA said.