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Women doctors ‘fear to speak out about menopause’, BMA survey finds
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Women doctors ‘fear to speak out about menopause’, BMA survey finds

Only 16% had discussed their menopause symptoms with their manager and 47% wanted to but did not feel comfortable doing so.

Healthcare workers 3.4 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19
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Healthcare workers 3.4 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19

The risk of predicted COVID-19 was double that of the general population for UK healthcare workers compared with 1.3 times greater for US workers.

RCGP survey provides snapshot of how GP care is accessed in latest stages of pandemic
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RCGP survey provides snapshot of how GP care is accessed in latest stages of pandemic

At the peak of the pandemic, around 71% of GP consultations were conducted remotely by telephone or video and 25% were conducted face-to-face.

Doctors deserve equal pay rises, says BMA
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Doctors deserve equal pay rises, says BMA

GP principals and junior doctors in England received lower salary increases compared to their colleagues.

RCGP seeks clarification on expansion of flu vaccination programme
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RCGP seeks clarification on expansion of flu vaccination programme

The College has developed guidance for GP practices to support the delivery of vaccination programmes while COVID-19 remains a threat.

Wage increases alone will not be enough to address NHS staff retention, finds study
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Wage increases alone will not be enough to address NHS staff retention, finds study

A literature review by researchers at Newcastle University.

BMA joins over 100 organisations calling for ongoing UK-EU research partnership post Brexit
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BMA joins over 100 organisations calling for ongoing UK-EU research partnership post Brexit

The BMA, the Wellcome Trust and UK universities are among a group seeking ongoing UK involvement in the EU’s Horizon research programme.

Let medical students volunteer in general practice during pandemic
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Let medical students volunteer in general practice during pandemic

Medical students say they could be a valuable workforce while also gaining clinical exposure.

Junior doctors offered opportunity to pause training
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Junior doctors offered opportunity to pause training

Junior doctors are being offered a break from training in order to support their wellbeing in a post COVID-19 environment.

GP prescribing in Northern Ireland by deprivation index
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GP prescribing in Northern Ireland by deprivation index

New study finds possible unconscious bias in GP prescribing in Northern Ireland.

COVID-19: BMA research indicates millions of patients in England had surgery and appointments cancelled
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COVID-19: BMA research indicates millions of patients in England had surgery and appointments cancelled

As the NHS begins reopening non-COVID services, it now faces a huge backlog of unmet patient need says the BMA.

NHS workforce: we’re not superhuman
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NHS workforce: we’re not superhuman

A joint statement from the BMA, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the Royal College of Nursing and UNISON.

Call to extend visas for overseas doctors
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Call to extend visas for overseas doctors

The BMA, the British International Doctors’ Association and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin have written to home secretary Priti Patel.

COVID-19: Survey shows doctors are exhausted and stressed, with little confidence to manage huge care backlog
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COVID-19: Survey shows doctors are exhausted and stressed, with little confidence to manage huge care backlog

There are also very real fears that there is neither the capability nor the capacity to manage a potential second spike in COVID-19 infection levels.