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Government suspends GP performance targets
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Government suspends GP performance targets

Practices have been assured they will not lose out financially.

Has the Chancellor Solved the Doctors' Pensions Crisis?
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Has the Chancellor Solved the Doctors' Pensions Crisis?

Tim Locke

Budget 2020: Extra £5 billion for the NHS to combat COVID-19
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Budget 2020: Extra £5 billion for the NHS to combat COVID-19

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK increased by 83 to 456 on Wednesday, the biggest daily increase to date increase in a day.

Doctors did not breach duty by not disclosing father’s Huntington’s diagnosis
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Doctors did not breach duty by not disclosing father’s Huntington’s diagnosis

The woman says she would have terminated her pregnancy had she known that her father had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.

Junior doctors share tips on preparing for the long shifts ahead
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Junior doctors share tips on preparing for the long shifts ahead

Commenting in the Twitter thread, Chair of the BMA Welsh consultants committee said, there’ll be a need to rally round and care for each other like never before.

Pressure grows on new Chancellor to address pension tax issue
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Pressure grows on new Chancellor to address pension tax issue

Ahead of the Budget, 11 medical organisations have jointly written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the pension tax crisis.

Sexual Harassment of UK Doctors Report 2019
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Sexual Harassment of UK Doctors Report 2019

Sexual harassment was more prevalent in certain specialties.

Racial disparities in approval for specialty training posts
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Racial disparities in approval for specialty training posts

BMJ publishes special issue on racism in medicine.

Lionel Messi makes British GP salary in just 1.5 hours
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Lionel Messi makes British GP salary in just 1.5 hours

It would take the average GP 45,878 years to pay off Messi’s mortgage - 605 lifetimes.

Report of the Paterson Inquiry published
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Report of the Paterson Inquiry published

Paterson Inquiry calls for a public central bank of performance measures for all consultants in England.

Scotland calls for solution to pension tax issue in March budget
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Scotland calls for solution to pension tax issue in March budget

Scotland’s health secretary calls on UK chancellor to take the opportunity of the March budget to fully and finally remedy the situation.

Home Office launches new fast-track visa scheme
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Home Office launches new fast-track visa scheme

Top scientists and researchers to be given fast tracked entry to the UK.

1 in 3 UK doctors report burn out and compassion fatigue
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1 in 3 UK doctors report burn out and compassion fatigue

Doctors in emergency medicine scored highest for burn out, while GPs scored highest for compassion fatigue.

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’.