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UK medical schools face a perfect storm of financial problems
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UK medical schools face a perfect storm of financial problems

Letters show staff are being asked to consider pay cuts and early retirement.

Doctors call for task force to assess COVID-19 effect on health care workers
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Doctors call for task force to assess COVID-19 effect on health care workers

The RCPE said that in order to maintain patient safety in the NHS, health care workers must be protected.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges unveils new appraisal and revalidation processes
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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges unveils new appraisal and revalidation processes

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said the stream-lined appraisal process would see appraisals carried out “considerately and effectively”.

BMA Scotland welcomes mental health service for NHS healthcare workers
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BMA Scotland welcomes mental health service for NHS healthcare workers

Caring for patients is a doctor’s top priority: caring for doctors and all other health and care staff must be a national priority, says BMA Scotland.

Should GPs' gut feelings about suspected illness in patients be ignored?
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Should GPs' gut feelings about suspected illness in patients be ignored?

The paper suggests GPs' gut feeling can be useful in identifying potential serious health conditions even when patients don’t meet official criteria for referral.

NHS doctor numbers continue rising, with over 9,300 extra employed in last year
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NHS doctor numbers continue rising, with over 9,300 extra employed in last year

All professionally qualified clinical staff, doctors, paramedics and support to clinical staff are now at record levels, NHS Digital said.

COVID-19: Doctors’ low confidence in tackling huge NHS backlog laid bare in major BMA survey
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COVID-19: Doctors’ low confidence in tackling huge NHS backlog laid bare in major BMA survey

The findings highlight the sheer scale of the challenge of tackling an ever-growing backlog of care after the first peak of COVID-19.

Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee to launch online portal for research application
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Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee to launch online portal for research application

The new system will allow applicants to monitor the progress of their applications.

Doctors call for action to improve confidence in attending healthcare appointments
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Doctors call for action to improve confidence in attending healthcare appointments

People at higher risk who were shielding are the most concerned about attending appointments in person, despite being the most important to see.

Healthcare workers 3.4 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19
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Healthcare workers 3.4 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19

The risk of predicted COVID-19 was double that of the general population for UK healthcare workers compared with 1.3 times greater for US workers.

Doctors deserve equal pay rises, says BMA
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Doctors deserve equal pay rises, says BMA

GP principals and junior doctors in England received lower salary increases compared to their colleagues.

Wage increases alone will not be enough to address NHS staff retention, finds study
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Wage increases alone will not be enough to address NHS staff retention, finds study

A literature review by researchers at Newcastle University.

BMA joins over 100 organisations calling for ongoing UK-EU research partnership post Brexit
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BMA joins over 100 organisations calling for ongoing UK-EU research partnership post Brexit

The BMA, the Wellcome Trust and UK universities are among a group seeking ongoing UK involvement in the EU’s Horizon research programme.

Junior doctors offered opportunity to pause training
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Junior doctors offered opportunity to pause training

Junior doctors are being offered a break from training in order to support their wellbeing in a post COVID-19 environment.