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Scottish parliament launches major inquiry of primary care
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Scottish parliament launches major inquiry of primary care

The inquiry has launched with an extensive survey of public opinion on the delivery of primary care services.

NHS staff survey: bullying by colleagues on the rise
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NHS staff survey: bullying by colleagues on the rise

Results from the 2018 NHS Staff Survey highlight problems with bullying, harassment and abuse from patients and other staff members.

The Lancet: all Brexit scenarios will cause significant harm to the NHS
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The Lancet: all Brexit scenarios will cause significant harm to the NHS

Brexit will require Government and Parliament to pass several major pieces of legislation and up to 600 statutory instruments within a month.

Trainees should receive a wellbeing ‘check-in’ in every rotation
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Trainees should receive a wellbeing ‘check-in’ in every rotation

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission sets out 33 recommendations to address the NHS culture and support the mental health of NHS staff.

Topol Review: Preparing the NHS workforce for digital healthcare
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Topol Review: Preparing the NHS workforce for digital healthcare

Within 20 years, 90 per cent of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills.

Health board mishandled sexual assault allegations, review finds
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Health board mishandled sexual assault allegations, review finds

Three patients had accused the staff member of sexual assault, starting five years before he was eventually arrested and convicted of murder.

House of Lords demands answers on post-Brexit access to medicines
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House of Lords demands answers on post-Brexit access to medicines

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has given the Secretary of State 10 days to respond.

NHS workforce planning leads appointed
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NHS workforce planning leads appointed

Following this week’s Brexit vote, the NHS has also made appointments to a new group charged with preparing the NHS for a no-deal Brexit.

BMA response to NHS whistle-blower reform
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BMA response to NHS whistle-blower reform

Changes announced include new legislation to compel NHS trusts to report annually on how they have addressed concerns raised by staff.

House of Lords seeks clarity on no-deal Brexit medicines supply
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House of Lords seeks clarity on no-deal Brexit medicines supply

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has written to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock.

GMC apologises for fake psychiatrist case
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GMC apologises for fake psychiatrist case

New Zealander, Zholia Alemi, used a false medical degree to join the UK medical register and practised as a psychiatrist for 22 years.

Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report
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Staff shortages pose greater threat to NHS than funding – new report

The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation predict possible staff shortages of more than 350,000 by 2030.

UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says
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UK Government must come clean on Brexit cost to NHS, Scotland says

Scottish First Minister says there is no good Brexit for our health service.

UK prescribing skills training adopted by Canadian surgeons
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UK prescribing skills training adopted by Canadian surgeons

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is implementing the British Pharmacological Society online modules.