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Government mismanagement is the only cause of NHS failings

Government mismanagement is the only cause of NHS failings

Oscar To Comment Editor Headlines over the past week have repeatedly indicated the crisis that is growing to envelop the NHS, as A&E reaches breaking point and services are repeatedly shut down. Except this isn’t the dead of winter, but barely the end of summer. It seems the NHS is now in perpetual crisis. Of course it didn’t become this […]

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Indefinite strike is the only way to win this dispute

Indefinite strike is the only way to win this dispute

Oscar To Comment Editor The BMA is once again gearing up for a further set of strikes in an aim to force the government’s hand and restart discussions over the contract with government. In all, it is a similar scenario to one that played out only earlier this year with a contract that led to a halfway house which was […]

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Numa Health

Numa Health

Dr Tobi Obisanya writes about his exciting new project, a digital health platform for patients and doctors in West Africa. Read on to discover opportunities to get involved! Numa Pompilius was one of the earliest kings of Rome. He was responsible for laying down a lot of the judicial, religious and social infrastructure that allowed the Rome to blossom into […]

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Medic in Milano!

Medic in Milano!

  Hello everyone, My name is Beatrice, I’m 23 years old and I’m a medical student at the Università Statale degli Studi di Milano. I would like to talk about my personal experience as a student and about how to gain admission and training at the Italian universities. First of all, you have to pass an entry test consisting of […]

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Franco, Flamenco and Federico

Franco, Flamenco and Federico

Our new Culture Editor reviews a performance by the highly renowned flamenco dance company, Paco Pena, based on the famous poet Federico Garcia Loca during the Spanish Civil War.                    This month at Sadler’s Wells saw the performance of Patrias, a piece by the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company in commemoration of the […]

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Diary of an FY1: How to be an FY1

Diary of an FY1: How to be an FY1

In his latest edition, Oscar reflects on the challenges of FY1 and how best to overcome them. In less than a month, I will be an F2. Though there are dear thoughts of the achievements of surviving the year, they are equally trumped by thoughts that I really ought to sort out where I’m living next year. These thoughts are […]

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Junior Doctor Contract Referendum: Members Vote NO and JDC Chair Resigns

The result of the junior doctor contract referendum was revealed today, with 58% of the voters deciding to reject the terms proposed by the government. Following the results, chair of the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) for the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Johann Malawana, announced he would be resigning from his position as chair with immediate effect. The long-running dispute […]

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EU Referendum: NHS Medical Director Says European Workers Welcome

EU Referendum: NHS Medical Director Says European Workers Welcome

Following the results of the European Union (EU) referendum, leading to the UK opting to leave, the medical director of the NHS has implored that European workers within the NHS must be made to feel welcome. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh told the Health Service Journal that the results of the vote would leave many European members of staff within the […]

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If medicine were like politics we’d all be selling snake oil

If medicine were like politics we’d all be selling snake oil

Oscar To Staff writer   The patient sits in the GP practice awaiting their appointment. You walk in, and before even letting them say a word, you tell them they have cancer. You then immediately then tell them they need blood tests, an x-ray, CT scan, and an MRI. Finally, you begin telling them to take a plethora of chemotherapy […]

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Diary of an FY1-Elephant in the room: teaching

Diary of an FY1-Elephant in the room: teaching

  The end of FY1 reaches its climax in the ARCP, an assessment based on the e-Portfolio to determine whether or not we progress (or really whether we progress without a number attached to our name). The e-Portfolio being designed as an online resource to track our progress and ensure that we are achieving the necessary milestones to progress. Whilst […]

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