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NHS needs to improve collaboration and feedback to avoid clinical errors

It was recently revealed that NHS England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence, with the Department o...

Government must tackle ‘shocking rate’ of burnout among doctors, says BMA

A new study reveals almost a third of doctors could be suffering burnout or stress. These findings are alarming and strongly reinforce precisely what ...

How consultants can help juniors manage clinical uncertainty and avoid misdiagnosis

Delayed or misdiagnosis happens frequently. Some feel uneasy admitting this openly, but it must be discussed because of the harm it can cause, both to pati...

Reaction to the GMC’s The State of Medical Education and Practice 2019 report

Professor Dame Jane Dacre, President at the Medical Protection Society, said: “This report echoes our own concerns about the increasing level of burno...

NHS Pensions Tax: “We simply cannot wait until the next tax year for a solution”

The Royal College of Surgeons is urging the Prime Minister to resolve the NHS pensions ‘tax trap’ after a poll reveals that 69% of consultant surgeons ...

Royal Colleges’ letter to PM on importance of NHS in Brexit negotiations

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to ask you to put patient safety and protecting the nation’s health at the heart of Brexit negotiations by invitin...

NHS pension – doctors must understand implications of alternative cash rewards

Many higher earning NHS employees have been affected by changes to the amounts they can save, tax-free, into a pension. As a result, some trusts have no...

PAC Committee report on NHS waiting times: all the key reaction

Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This report confirms the bleak reality of what we already knew: that the NHS is taking...

GMC CEO: “If we act together, this report can be a catalyst for achieving a just culture in healthcare”

Reaction to the Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, and ...

Contaminated Blood Inquiry – families deserve answers over lack of warnings

The long awaited public inquiry into contaminated blood was opened on 30 April 2019, chaired by retired High Court Judge Sir Brian Langstaff. In the 1970s ...

Reaction: Royal College of Physicians no longer opposes assisted dying

BMA medical ethics committee chair, Dr John Chisholm, said: “The BMA recognises that there are a range of views on this issue, both from the public an...