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Investigation raises concerns about MPs’ links to industry
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Investigation raises concerns about MPs’ links to industry

The Institute of Economic Affairs is backed by tobacco industry and is an open critic of public health measures.

Doctors intimidated at NHS Highland, finds review
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Doctors intimidated at NHS Highland, finds review

BMA Scotland says the findings must be a catalyst for change throughout the country.

Culture of openness cuts hospital mortality rate
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Culture of openness cuts hospital mortality rate

Data from 137 acute trusts in England.

BMA seeks government inquiry into winter pressures
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BMA seeks government inquiry into winter pressures

A new report from the BMA shows ‘consistent pressure’ on NHS services last winter.

RCGP defends GPs over cervical screening accusations
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RCGP defends GPs over cervical screening accusations

The Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has written to the Daily Mail following an article published last week.

Research questions CQC external hospital inspections
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Research questions CQC external hospital inspections

Has the more intensive hospital inspection regimen improved quality of care?

RCS calls on independent hospitals to publish patient safety and outcomes data
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RCS calls on independent hospitals to publish patient safety and outcomes data

The Royal College of Surgeons says changes are needed in reporting requirements for independent hospitals to prevent another Ian Paterson.

BMA to launch investigation after sexism claims
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BMA to launch investigation after sexism claims

Several female members of the BMA GPs Committee have spoken out about sexual harassment and sexism within the committee.

EU qualifications will be recognised after EU Exit
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EU qualifications will be recognised after EU Exit

The Department of Health and Social Care says health workers with EU professional qualifications can continue to practise in the UK.

Managing conflicts with parents of a critically-ill child
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Managing conflicts with parents of a critically-ill child

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics proposes compulsory training in conflict management for paediatric healthcare staff.

BMJ investigates NHS partnerships with drug companies
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BMJ investigates NHS partnerships with drug companies

Many of the 93 projects running in 2016-2017 specifically referred to increasing the use of products marketed by the company funding the project.

Health professionals must challenge health care restrictions for migrant children
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Health professionals must challenge health care restrictions for migrant children

Experts say child health professionals must be aware of their power to identify exemptions and challenge NHS charging decisions.

BHF offers unprecedented £30 million single research award
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BHF offers unprecedented £30 million single research award

The British Heart Foundation is inviting proposals on radical ideas from ambitious, diverse teams.

Public satisfaction in NHS at its lowest since 2007
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Public satisfaction in NHS at its lowest since 2007

Results of the 2018 British Social Attitudes survey.