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Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

On the 25th of last month, a seven-year legal battle came to an end: Dr Hadiza Bawa- Garba was struck off the medical register. An ST6 paediatrics registrar, Dr Bawa- Garba was charged with gross negligence and manslaughter in connection with the death of Jack Adcock, a six year old boy with Down’s Syndrome. In what is now described as […]

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Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Words are not enough. It’s time young people’s mental health is taken seriously

Elliot Clissold Comment Editor It shouldn’t take a high court judge to find a hospital bed for a suicidal girl. We need more than false promises and empty platitudes if we are to help our society’s most vulnerable. Whilst shadowing an on-call psychiatry trainee recently, I managed to sneak in a hurried conversation whilst running between wards. It started with […]

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Advice to FY1: Dr Clare Gerada

Advice to FY1: Dr Clare Gerada

Dr Clare Gerada MBE FRCP FRCGP MRCPsych Medical Director of the Practitioner Health Programmer and Former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners writes about the importance of looking after yourself as a newly qualified doctor. I qualified as a doctor in 1982, so am now in my 35th year working in the NHS, 25 of them as a […]

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NHS Crisis: 40% of Hospitals Issue Black Alert; Failed A&E Targets

NHS Crisis: 40% of Hospitals Issue Black Alert; Failed A&E Targets

Pressures on the NHS are always high over the winter period but this year there have been increasing reports of serious levels of overcrowding that have been called dangerous and unsafe by those on the frontline. It has been reported that over 40% of hospitals have declared an alert in the first week of January because of major problems due […]

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Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

­­­An anaesthetic trainee in North West London has launched a ‘Trip Advisor’ for NHS training placements in hospitals, to help medical students and junior doctors make evidence-based choices around their careers in the NHS. Messly is an online community for junior doctors and medical students, which features 5-star ratings – Trip Advisor style – for rotations across the country using […]

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Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

The government have announced plans to expand the number of places at medical school from 6,000 to 7,500 from 2018. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, revealed the plans at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier today. The rationale behind the idea is to increase the number of “home-grown” doctors amongst a medical workforce that is made up of […]

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String of Week-long Walkouts Under Pressure to be Called off

String of Week-long Walkouts Under Pressure to be Called off

The British Medical Association (BMA) are set to meet to decide whether or not junior doctors will go ahead with the three week-long strikes planned for the upcoming months. The first of the five-day strikes, which was due to take place this week, has already been called off amid fears for patient safety coming from the General Medical Council and […]

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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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Deal ‘Agreed’ on New Junior Doctors Contract

After an extended eight-day period of talks, a deal is reported to have been agreed upon between the government and the British Medical Association (BMA). Fresh talks took place last week and were extended early into this week following a plea from the Academy of the Royal Colleges. These talks were viewed as the last chance to get an agreement […]

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