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“Patients deserve to know how and under what circumstances their personal data may be used”

The Government has published its response to the public consultation into the National Data Guardian for Health and Care's and Care Quality Commission's da...

Decline in clinical academics will compromise NHS’ ability to improve quality

The Medical Schools Council report is worrying and bears out the feedback from our trainee members. They tell us that there is a shortage of Clinical Se...

Government must listen to doctors and take action over NHS rota gaps

For years, the BMA has argued that rota gaps are a serious threat to patient safety, to the education and training junior doctors receive and to the morale...

New government must work cooperatively to address crisis in NHS

On a day where figures show that more patients are waiting longer for treatment, it is clear that the next government must make the NHS a priority and that...

General Election: difficult to compare the political parties’ NHS funding promises

You might think that comparing the parties’ offers on the funding of the NHS would be a straightforward job. Surely nothing more than a little arithmetic...

Health experts’ reaction to the Tory manifesto pledges on NHS and social care

Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust “We welcome this manifesto’s commitment to the principles of a comprehensive National Health Service....

Politicians must not forget NHS as Brexit takes centre stage in general election

Reaction to the Health Foundation’s warning that waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England are the worst for five years:  ...

Attracting your ideal patients is first step to successful private practice career

Imagine you could look forward to walking into clinic each day, knowing that every patient you were going see would turn out to be a really interesting cas...

Spinal cord injuries: what rights do patients have to accessing new technologies?

Three weeks ago, the news broke of a tetraplegic man being able to feed himself for the first time in 8 years using ‘thought control’ via a neuroprosth...

Reaction to the next phase of the NHS Five Year Forward View

President of the Royal College of Physicians Professor Jane Dacre “Since its launch, NHS England’s Five Year Forward View has provided a positive di...

As One Campaign: small contributions can have profound health impact on world’s poor

I am currently a senior GP working in Thanet, Kent. However, from 1990 to 1995 my husband Richard and I worked as the only doctors in a small rural miss...