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Medical colleges join BMA to warn of looming consultant workforce crisis in England

The BMA warned that, unless action was taken right away, the consequences for the health service would be potentially ‘catastrophic’ in the long run.

Unions demand extension of free visa renewal scheme for international health workers
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Unions demand extension of free visa renewal scheme for international health workers

The least we owe these committed staff is some certainty over their future in this country, unions say in letter to Home Secretary.

BMA publishes results of largest survey of doctors’ views on assisted dying
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BMA publishes results of largest survey of doctors’ views on assisted dying

The results of the survey show a major split in opinions among UK doctors.

NHS launches ‘net zero’ plan to cut carbon footprint
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NHS launches ‘net zero’ plan to cut carbon footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions from health care accounted for 4-6 per cent of all emissions globally in 2016.

BMA calls for urgent support for GPs as second wave looms
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BMA calls for urgent support for GPs as second wave looms

In a new paper, the BMA England GP committee proposes measures to support practices during a second wave.

UK medical schools face a perfect storm of financial problems
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UK medical schools face a perfect storm of financial problems

Letters show staff are being asked to consider pay cuts and early retirement.

Doctors call for task force to assess COVID-19 effect on health care workers
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Doctors call for task force to assess COVID-19 effect on health care workers

The RCPE said that in order to maintain patient safety in the NHS, health care workers must be protected.

The care.data debacle: what GPs said in the media
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The care.data debacle: what GPs said in the media

An analysis of GPs’ reactions to the care.data project expressed in the media.

Paying GPs to provide contraception information linked to fewer abortions
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Paying GPs to provide contraception information linked to fewer abortions

The study analysed data from the anonymised health records of over 3 million women in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Wales in the forefront of pay hike for primary care staff

2.8 per cent pay rise for all GP staff.

Government must get a grip on testing at this critical time in COVID-19 fight, says BMA
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Government must get a grip on testing at this critical time in COVID-19 fight, says BMA

'Concerning' reports in recent days that doctors and patients are unable to access COVID-19 tests and follow-up results.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges unveils new appraisal and revalidation processes
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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges unveils new appraisal and revalidation processes

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said the stream-lined appraisal process would see appraisals carried out “considerately and effectively”.

BMA Scotland welcomes mental health service for NHS healthcare workers
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BMA Scotland welcomes mental health service for NHS healthcare workers

Caring for patients is a doctor’s top priority: caring for doctors and all other health and care staff must be a national priority, says BMA Scotland.

Should GPs' gut feelings about suspected illness in patients be ignored?
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Should GPs' gut feelings about suspected illness in patients be ignored?

The paper suggests GPs' gut feeling can be useful in identifying potential serious health conditions even when patients don’t meet official criteria for referral.