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Rationing ventilators could result in unlawful deaths, say legal experts
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Rationing ventilators could result in unlawful deaths, say legal experts

Guidelines are needed on withdrawing ventilation from patients with COVID-19 before a second wave of the pandemic.

Healthcare staff are queuing up to join the NHS
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Healthcare staff are queuing up to join the NHS

The NHS received 407,000 job applications last month, an increase of 13,500 on the same month last year.

Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with COVID-19?
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Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with COVID-19?

Two experts debate the issue in The BMJ this week.

2 in 3 anaesthetists are concerned for their own health over a lack of PPE
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2 in 3 anaesthetists are concerned for their own health over a lack of PPE

New survey reveals a quarter of anaesthetists feel pressured to treat COVID-19 without adequate protection.

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BMA survey reveals scale of PPE shortage

More than half of respondents felt pressurised to work in high-risk areas despite not having adequate personal protective equipment.

Doctors slam decision on prioritising COVID-19 testing
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Doctors slam decision on prioritising COVID-19 testing

Representative from general practice and emergency medicine said not prioritising NHS staff for testing is reducing the workforce.

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?

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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.

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.

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’.

Great Ormond Street Hospital tackles two sparring consultants
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Great Ormond Street Hospital tackles two sparring consultants

Experts were called in to resolve tensions between two consultant paediatric urology surgeons.