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Doctors run the gauntlet of having tribunal findings appealed by the GMC

The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been significant for the profession for a number of reasons. As a result of this highly emotive case, the Williams...

‘No deal’ Brexit guidance: “Outcomes outlined result in UK being less influential in health sector”

Following the release of government guidance in the event of a no-deal Brexit, here's the reaction from medical and pharmaceutical representatives:  RC...

Is the phrase ‘junior doctor’ demeaning to highly skilled NHS trainees?

Orthopaedic surgeon Scarlett McNally is leading a study – commissioned by Health Education England – to suggest an alternative name to ‘junior doctor...

Reaction to Bawa-Garba’s reinstatement: “We urge doctors to keep reflecting”

President of the RCP, Professor Dame Jane Dacre “The judgment of the court of appeal is a welcome step towards the development of a just culture in he...

“Without more radiologists, backlogs in radiology reporting will continue and patients will suffer”

The premise of national standards for the turnaround of imaging reports is laudable – patients deserve a uniformly safe, high quality standardised servic...

GMC trainees survey: Juniors must get access to high quality training with expert supervision

The BMA has warned of the physical and emotional toll that long hours, anti-social rotas and unsafe staffing levels can take on junior doctors and we hope ...

‘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...