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Pensions freeze triggers doctor exodus fears

The freezing of the lifetime allowance for pensions is a move that the BMA says will disproportionately affect doctors.

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BMJ investigation raises questions for Wellcome Trust on possible conflicts of interest

The charity’s investments in potential COVID-19 vaccines and treatments raise questions around transparency and accountability.

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RCoA breaks from policy to denounce absence of NHS staff pay rise in Budget 2021

The Royal College of Anaesthetists urges Government to increase wages after the NHS Pay Review in May.

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Pharmacist jailed for illegal sale and supply of prescription medicines to drug dealers

The MHRA found more than 800,000 Class C drugs were unaccounted for, which the pharmacist later admitted he had sold to drug dealers.

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Changes to UK approach to international recruitment of health and care workers

The UK has aligned with WHO advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective, fair and sustainable international recruitment practices.

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Referendum opens on new SAS doctor contract

SAS doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to vote on new contracts which aim to boost pay, conditions and recognition.

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NHS expands mental health support for staff after toughest year in health service history

Mental health and wellbeing hubs are starting to open across the country to support NHS staff impacted by the pandemic.

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Improvements to the advice function on NHS e-Referral Service makes referring easier

Clinicians can now turn an advice conversation directly into a referral, making it easier and quicker for busy clinicians to use the e-RS service.

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Royal College of Anaesthetists cautions government on plans for NHS reform

The College is concerned that reorganisation will take priority over recovery.

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Jeremy Hunt: “I was too slow to boost the NHS workforce”

Former health secretary admits decisions he made while in office affected the UK’s ability to respond to the COVID-10 pandemic.

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Which healthcare workers are most at risk of psychological distress during COVID-19?

This review highlights the key factors to identify HCWs most at risk for psychological distress during an outbreak and modifying factors to reduce distress.

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Ultra-grip shoes could reduce NHS staff injuries

Slips and falls at the workplace are highest in the health and social care sector.

Call for an end to restrictive adult dependency rule for overseas doctors
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Call for an end to restrictive adult dependency rule for overseas doctors

The BMA and RCGP are among seven medical organisations who are signatories on a joint letter to the Home Secretary.

BMA calls for enhanced PPE for healthcare staff during latest COVID-19 surge
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BMA calls for enhanced PPE for healthcare staff during latest COVID-19 surge

BMA calls for use of FFP3 respirators outside of emergency-room COVID zones and to other parts of hospitals, GP practices and healthcare settings.