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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.

New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations
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New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations

Alongside the programme, a new core curriculum for professionals working in maternity and neonatal services is being developed to address regional variations.

New national violence prevention and reduction standard for NHS staff
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New national violence prevention and reduction standard for NHS staff

Employers (including NHS employers) have a general duty of care to protect staff from threats and violence at work.

Health and social care professionals recognised in New Year honours
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Health and social care professionals recognised in New Year honours

Recognition for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study finds prevalent discrimination and harassment of NHS London healthcare staff by colleagues
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Study finds prevalent discrimination and harassment of NHS London healthcare staff by colleagues

Over 20% reported experiencing discrimination and 44% bullying, with nurses and healthcare assistants more likely to experience discrimination than medical staff.

Tougher measures welcomed amid fears of capacity to cope
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Tougher measures welcomed amid fears of capacity to cope

BMA publishes results of a survey of 7,776 doctors and medical students in the days leading up to Saturday’s announcement.