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RCGP stops gas and oil industry conference
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RCGP stops gas and oil industry conference

The RCGP building has been booked for a gas and oil conference through a third party event management company.

Doctors told to discharge patients, despite possible harm
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Doctors told to discharge patients, despite possible harm

In a memo to doctors, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust said patients could be discharged ‘earlier than some clinicians would like’.

BMA secures High Court victory on pension changes
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BMA secures High Court victory on pension changes

The changes would have seen pension benefits withdrawn from any doctor accused of a crime.

Great Ormond Street Hospital tackles two sparring consultants
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Great Ormond Street Hospital tackles two sparring consultants

Experts were called in to resolve tensions between two consultant paediatric urology surgeons.

Pharmacist sentenced for supplying drugs to criminal associates
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Pharmacist sentenced for supplying drugs to criminal associates

An MHRA investigation revealed illegally supplied opiates, tranquillisers and tamoxifen worth £280,490.

Female GPs earn £40,000 a year less than their male colleagues
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Female GPs earn £40,000 a year less than their male colleagues

Female GPs earn just 65p for every £1 earned by a male GP.

1 in 3 specialty and associate specialists report being bullied by a colleague
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1 in 3 specialty and associate specialists report being bullied by a colleague

New report from the GMC.

Bring me joy
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Bring me joy

Sharing thoughts on what makes the job joyful.

RCoA responds to Queen’s Speech
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RCoA responds to Queen’s Speech

The NHS is to be put at the heart of the new Government’s domestic agenda.

RCPE warns Government against removing the sugar tax
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RCPE warns Government against removing the sugar tax

Instead of reversing the levy, the College wants it to be extended to cover other products such as caffeinated drinks, milkshakes and fruit smoothies.

Concerning disparity between CQC IM and inspection ratings
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Concerning disparity between CQC IM and inspection ratings

Can Intelligent Monitoring ratings effectively identify practices that warrant an inspection?

President Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on election win
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President Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on election win

The election results have reignited concerns regarding the privatisation of the NHS by US corporations.

Matt Hancock has retained his seat in landslide victory
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Matt Hancock has retained his seat in landslide victory

Medical organisations begin to respond to the election win.

Engagement with medical tribunal linked to less serious judgements
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Engagement with medical tribunal linked to less serious judgements

Attending hearings and retaining legal representation was associated with less severe sanctions.