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The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

Oscar To Comment Editor   After a strangely timed leadership election, the BMA have once again called off threats to strike. Whilst the BMA remains ‘opposed’ to the contract, it is due to be imposed on Monday to O&G trainees as part of a ‘trial’. The BMA currently remains silent on how the decision came about (perhaps their press don’t […]

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Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Oscar To Comment Editor Imagine you could visit any place you liked, no strings attached whatsoever, for as long as you liked. Where would it be? Far away across the globe experiencing a whole new culture? Or maybe some sun and sea on a hot beach? We’re all individuals with our own tastes and preferences. Now, let me ask you, […]

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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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The Panama papers justify the strikes as a battle against corruption

The Panama papers justify the strikes as a battle against corruption

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   The release of the Panama papers this week has left governments across the globe in disarray as it turns out the benevolent elites ruling us are not so benevolent after all. These leaked papers reveal the messy trail that the wealthy take advantage of to avoid tax in lucrative tax havens that allow money […]

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Trump is a symptom, we need a cure

Trump is a symptom, we need a cure

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   As Donald Trump’s meteoric rise as a potential presidential candidate is generating shockwaves throughout not only the USA but the entirety of the world, many of us sit on the side-lines horrified, wondering how this could possibly happen. And that itself is the problem. We wonder, because we do not understand. Many people will […]

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Get EUr facts right; the referendum is not for dummies

Get EUr facts right; the referendum is not for dummies

Dr. Oscar To Staff writer   It’s official, the United Kingdom will be voting on its status as a member of the European Union in the coming months after Cameron secured ‘reforms’ for the country. But a question on many people’s minds will be, ‘what is the EU, and what does it do?’ Some people may answer immediately that it […]

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Diary of an FY1 – Nightshift

Diary of an FY1 – Nightshift

When I sent off my medical school application six years ago, I had never really understood what it meant to be a doctor. I had a faint clue of some generic dribble about life-long learning, working hard and a lot of other CV fodder, and most importantly I had my grades. To me, hard work had never meant anything more […]

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Protest or progress? Taking safety beyond a hashtag

Protest or progress? Taking safety beyond a hashtag

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   Last Saturday saw the demonstration of thousands of doctors across the country in protest against the forceful imposition of new contracts reducing pay by 30% across numerous specialties. This latest protest being part of a wider campaign that has seen mass demonstrations throughout numerous cities throughout the United Kingdom in spite of the fact […]

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Diary of an FY1 –  The Curious Incident of my Exploded Appendix

Diary of an FY1 – The Curious Incident of my Exploded Appendix

There is a time when every dog has its day and on Wednesday, my appendix decided to have it. That oft ignored piece of the body that scientists far and wide are still trying to justify existing made the full force of its existence known to me. To be fair, it had been complaining every few weeks for the past […]

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