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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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Like many of you, I'd hoped that with the mountain of evidence and testimony provided, the Doctors and Dentists Review Body would have seen fit to show its 'independence' and not simply become the Government's mouthpiece giving old bad ideas a new rubber-stamp.
Tags: Seven day working, seven day services, consultant contract, DDRB
Hundreds of doctors debated the 5YFV (Five Year Forward View) — the vision for the NHS in England — at the BMA annual representative meeting in Liverpool last month. The meeting concluded that it would support the successful implementation of the new care models if five key criteria were met.
Tags: five year forward view
So what does today's Budget mean for the NHS in England? On the surface, the NHS remains one of the few public services protected from real-terms cuts in spending.
While the 5YFV (Five Year Forward View) was published back in October, it’s really only been a few weeks since the NHS in England actually knew where it stood.
Tags: five year forward view, integrated care
The chief priority of any doctor, whatever their grade or branch of practice, is the well-being of their patients.
Tags: SAS conference, BMA conferences
The NHS has been at the forefront of the general election campaign, with politicians of all parties promising more doctors, more nurses and more funding.
Tags: junior doctors conference, general election
Returning to or starting work as a GP shouldn’t be a tortuous and difficult experience, yet this is how one doctor described the process last year.
Tags: sessional GPs, recruitment and retention
When the NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh called for a huge expansion in seven-day NHS services, it seemed to create a battle line.
Tags: seven day working, seven day services, DDRB, consultant contract
The opportunity to progress through a career pathway is important to all doctors. However, it is particularly relevant to our grade, which seeks the same meritocratic progression as our colleagues who have followed the ‘traditional’ training route to become consultants.
Tags: staff associate specialists and specialty doctors, medical education and training
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