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Consultant vacancies continue to rise
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Consultant vacancies continue to rise

Government must ‘get real’ about the scale of the problem, says BMA Scotland.

London professor awarded knighthood in Queen’s birthday honours
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London professor awarded knighthood in Queen’s birthday honours

Knighthood for an ‘extraordinary clinician scientist whose contribution and leadership are respected worldwide’.

Independent review of GMC handling of Bawa-Garba case published
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Independent review of GMC handling of Bawa-Garba case published

GMC publishes findings of the Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide.

Only 1 in 5 doctors aware of online patient feedback
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Only 1 in 5 doctors aware of online patient feedback

Hospital-based professionals were more likely to see online patient feedback as useful compared to community-based professionals.

Pharma industry funding of UK patient organisations is increasing
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Pharma industry funding of UK patient organisations is increasing

Should disclosure regulations be applied to patient organisations as well as healthcare professionals?

EveryDoctor campaigns to end NHS fees for overseas doctors
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EveryDoctor campaigns to end NHS fees for overseas doctors

The immigration health surcharge of £400 per person per year means a married doctor with two children pays £1,600/year to use the NHS.

London terror attack doctor gives evidence at inquest
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London terror attack doctor gives evidence at inquest

‘I can't watch them die’, said the junior doctor who ran to the aid of victims at the London Bridge terrorist attack in 2017.

NHS England to reduce red tape for junior doctors
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NHS England to reduce red tape for junior doctors

A new system of data sharing will reduce the administrative burden on junior doctors when changing rotations.

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.

Millions being invested to improve on-call facilities
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Millions being invested to improve on-call facilities

In 2019-2020, £6.3 million will be allocated to 210 trusts across England.

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.

BMA ‘deeply disappointed’ with response on shared parental leave for senior doctors
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BMA ‘deeply disappointed’ with response on shared parental leave for senior doctors

Senior doctors have been told their access to new shared parental leave rules is contingent on accepting restrictions on how redundancy payments are calculated.

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.