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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.

Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year
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Bullying and harassment in the NHS costs over £2 billion per year

The authors of a new study caution that the actual costs could be much higher.

NHS disciplines 1,200 staff for misuse of social media
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NHS disciplines 1,200 staff for misuse of social media

A&E consultant and GP among NHS staff disciplined for inappropriate use of Twitter and WhatsApp.

More hospital doctors retiring early on ill-health grounds
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More hospital doctors retiring early on ill-health grounds

An increasing number of NHS hospital doctors are claiming their pensions on health grounds or are taking voluntary early retirement.

General practice pharmacists say they don't receive enough support
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General practice pharmacists say they don't receive enough support

When NHS funding for the first registrants from the GP pharmacist scheme comes to an end, GPs will have to decide whether to fund the post themselves.

A quarter of consultants have felt bullied, finds BMA survey
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A quarter of consultants have felt bullied, finds BMA survey

Findings from the BMA survey of consultants' experiences of local electronic job planning meetings.

BMA warning for London Mayor as microbiology laboratory services dwindle
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BMA warning for London Mayor as microbiology laboratory services dwindle

BMA London council chair warns the lack of 24-hour public health lab services leaves the capital vulnerable to a pandemic.

BMA slams new NHS pay deal
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BMA slams new NHS pay deal

The BMA has requested an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to discuss the “profession’s anger”.