The British Medical Association
Bruising and other physical injuries are the most obvious signs of domestic abuse and often the ones desperately hidden from view.
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Given that torture has been reported in 141 countries in the last five years, a conference to help health professionals identify, record and report it is always, shamefully, relevant.
But the event, co-hosted by the BMA and the charities Amnesty International and Freedom from Torture, also comes as doctors absorb the chilling findings of a US report which showed widespread medical participation in human rights abuses.
Tags: ethics and professional responsibility, human rights, torture
Pay for doctors is seen by many as a contentious issue. Eighteen months ago when we entered contract talks we felt that negotiation was the best way to reach a lasting agreement on pay and training issues. For over a year we fought to get junior doctors a fair deal in those negotiations but by last October it became obvious that no deal would be possible.
Tags: junior contract, pay, DDRB
A new arrival in this country, looking at NHS activity, would be forgiven for thinking we’ve already had a flu pandemic and a month of snow.
Tags: funding, social care, emergency care
Tags: elections, DDRB, junior contract, consultant contract
1994 was an important year for the European Union and the BMA. Both organisations were much smaller – 12 member states and 90,000 members – but would grow significantly to 28 member states and more than 154,000 members in the following 20 years.
Tags: domestic abuse
When I see reports that our contract talks faltered over seven-day services, it only tells part of the story.
Tags: consultant contract
Over a year ago, we began negotiating with the government represented by NHS Employers on a new junior doctor contract. We know that money is tight in the health service right now, but through the negotiations, we sought to make genuine improvements to doctors' working lives and to patient safety.
Tags: junior contract
Political candidates expect to get a bit of flak when they call at homes canvassing votes. But the question that really makes them squirm is not about immigration, housing or even fracking.
Tags: mental healthcare, elections
The referendum campaign has been fascinating and exciting, with a renewed interest and involvement in politics in Scotland, reflected by the 84.6 percentage turnout by voters.
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