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‘Telling The Wrong Man He Had Cancer And Other Hilarious Stories’

“Never marry a nurse – if her lips are hot when you kiss her, and she trembles in your arms when you hold her, she’s got malaria!” What do you t...

Is it a ‘happy’ birthday for the NHS as it approaches 70-years-of-age?

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, the NHS needs more money. Two articles in the BMJ consider how the NHS is performing and what is required going fo...

Reaction: PM’s speech on extra NHS funding and better long-term planning

Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health “The Government’s commitment to a long-term plan is a much-d...

Reaction to the £1bn NHS provider deficit for 2017-2018

Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund said: “The overspend of just short of £1 billion by frontline NHS providers is another clear warn...

“Tier 2 cap for skilled workers preventing international doctors from supporting NHS”

The following is a letter to Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, from the the BMA’s chair of council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and signed by a number of royal...

Radiologists’ response to Government announcement of missed breast screening invites 

Public Health England (PHE) has informed us of the computer failure that has meant that since 2009, approximately 450,000 women around the age of 70 did no...

More generalist care needed in the NHS to tackle the prevalence of multimorbidity

A new report by the Academy of Medical Sciences highlights the growing prevalence of people living with multiple serious illnesses. It highlights the gr...

New approach needed in England to gross negligent manslaughter

Since the decision was made to permanently erase Dr Bawa-Garba from the medical register, significant concerns have been raised over the criminal prosecuti...

Spare a thought for those struggling to become doctors in Africa

Whilst British university fees have been a heated and controversial subject in the last few years, how many of us have given a thought to the financial pro...

Break time legal action: “NHS managers need to do more to support their junior doctors”

The current test case on the ‘break times’ of junior doctors could have significant implications for the NHS. Unfortunately clinical negligence lawy...

“Not realistic to expect the NHS to deliver with rising demand and inadequate funding”

Reaction to the NHS Improvement’s quarterly performance report – for the three months ending 31 December – showing a high number of unfilled posts in...