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2016 junior doctor strikes had 'significant impact'
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2016 junior doctor strikes had 'significant impact'

The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by hospitals rose by 67% during the strikes.

Council member calls for BMA poll on assisted dying
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Council member calls for BMA poll on assisted dying

BMA Council member, Jacky Davis, talks about his personal view on the BMA’s stance on the organisation’s opposition to assisted dying.

Govt launches review following Bawa-Garba case
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Govt launches review following Bawa-Garba case

The review will examine the application of gross negligence manslaughter charges in medicine following Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s conviction.

BMA publishes latest quarterly survey of doctors
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BMA publishes latest quarterly survey of doctors

This isn’t safe for patients and it isn’t sustainable for doctors, BMA council chair says.

National Audit Office publishes report on NHS transformation fund
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National Audit Office publishes report on NHS transformation fund

The National Audit Office reports a continued reliance on short-term cost-saving projects and one-off funding boosts.

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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

A study, by Queen Mary University of London, refutes the suggestion that poorly functioning GP services are to blame for emergency department pressures.

CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures
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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

Care Quality Commission inspections arising from quality or safety concerns will go ahead as planned.

NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs
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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

NHS England has proposed plans to stop prescriptions for some over-the-counter products, in an effort to free up £136 million for other treatment areas.

Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS
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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

NHS England is calling on all hospitals to adopt the ‘National Early Warning Score’ (NEWS) system for identifying acutely ill patients.

GMC: medical profession at breaking point
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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

The UK’s medical workforce is at its ‘crunch point’, with the number of practising doctors unable to meet growing health-care demands, says the General Medical Council (GMC).

NHS to track winter illness patterns
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NHS to track winter illness patterns

A ‘sickness surveillance system’ will be employed by NHS England to predict health care demands this winter.

GMC to cut registration fees for doctors
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GMC to cut registration fees for doctors

Registration-fee cuts for newly qualified doctors could result in savings of more than £1,000, the General Medical Council (GMC) has announced.

RCGP welcomes ‘future-proof’ plans for GP training
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RCGP welcomes ‘future-proof’ plans for GP training

Publication of a ‘future-proof’ workforce strategy to boost training and retention within the NHS has been welcomed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

‘Heat-not-burn’ cigarettes detrimental to health
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‘Heat-not-burn’ cigarettes detrimental to health

‘Heat-not-burn’ (HNB) tobacco products are harmful to health, but are still less detrimental than conventional cigarettes, says the government.