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NICE announces new Chief Executive
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NICE announces new Chief Executive

Professor Gillian Leng will take up the position on 1 April 2020 when Sir Andrew Dillon, who has led the organisation since 1999, steps down.

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.

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.

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.

UK medical schools are failing to deal with racism, finds BMJ investigation
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UK medical schools are failing to deal with racism, finds BMJ investigation

The figures have been described as “sad and shocking”.

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.

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’.

BMA secures High Court victory on pension changes
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BMA secures High Court victory on pension changes

The changes would have seen pension benefits withdrawn from any doctor accused of a crime.