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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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We need answers, but all we get is soundbites from the Government when it comes to seven-day services.
Tags: seven day services, consultant contract
The placards at the junior doctors’ demonstration in London on Monday evening said it all.
Tags: junior contract
This is a generational moment for the medical profession.
The threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England goes beyond one country or one branch of practice — it's an attack on the values we all cherish.
The Department of Health has been consulting on the performance of the DDRB (Doctors and Dentists Review Body).
Tags: DDRB, pay
How concerned should we be about offending each other? And what degree of offence is acceptable? I am talking about how each of us practise, about the basis for the clinical decisions we make.
Tags: complementary medicine
Jeremy Hunt’s vindictive and politically motivated attack on the professionalism of hospital doctors didn’t just anger doctors and detract from unanswered questions about the feasibility of a seven-day NHS, it also distracted attention from other important proposed changes to consultants’ contracts.
Tags: DDRB, consultants committee
I stood in front of the main entrance to the hospital and thought to myself: ‘This is it. I’m really about to do this’. It may have been 11 years ago, but I remember my first day of work as a junior doctor like it was yesterday.
Tags: DDRB, junior doctors
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
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