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Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report
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Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report

The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation predict possible staff shortages of more than 350,000 by 2030.

UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says
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UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says

Scottish First Minister says there is no good Brexit for our health service.

BMA analysis reveals scale of A&E crisis
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BMA analysis reveals scale of A&E crisis

Based on official NHS figures, a new BMA analysis shows a year-round crisis, with services struggling in summer as badly as recent winters.

Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year
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Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year

The authors of a new study caution that the actual costs could be much higher.

BMA welcomes deferral of pensions penalty tax
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BMA welcomes deferral of pensions penalty tax

The change brings England in line with Wales and Scotland.

Brexit threatens high-calibre UK research – study finds
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Brexit threatens high-calibre UK research – study finds

Since the formation of the European Union, the proportion of top-ranking European researchers and doctors practising in the UK has increased.

BMA welcomes NHS mental health service for doctors
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BMA welcomes NHS mental health service for doctors

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme will provide confidential mental health support to more than 110,000 NHS doctors in England.

BMA launches survey of doctors’ mental health
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BMA launches survey of doctors’ mental health

Previous research has shown that up to 20 per cent of doctors will experience depression during their careers.

Advertising Authority upholds complaints against Babylon’s GP at Hand ads
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Advertising Authority upholds complaints against Babylon’s GP at Hand ads

The advertisements were found to be misleading and can no longer be used in their current form.

RCGP predicts closure of almost 800 practices with ‘catastrophic’ effect on patient care
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RCGP predicts closure of almost 800 practices with ‘catastrophic’ effect on patient care

The Royal College of General Practitioners estimates that 762 GP practices across the UK could close over the next five years.

BMA issues ultimatum on remuneration review body reform
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BMA issues ultimatum on remuneration review body reform

The BMA has given the health secretary 12 weeks to respond to its requests or will consult members on its future involvement in the process.

New pay rise for doctors in Wales backdated to April
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New pay rise for doctors in Wales backdated to April

Contrary to England and Scotland, the Welsh Government has agreed in full the recommendations of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, the MDU reveals
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GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, the MDU reveals

Claims against GPs have doubled in frequency and cost over the last seven years.

BMA survey paints picture of fear and concern among doctors
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BMA survey paints picture of fear and concern among doctors

BMA survey finds the majority of medical professionals fear being held responsible for system errors.