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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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
What affects everybody in the UK at some point in their lives – by touching each person or their loved ones? The NHS, of course. So, it’s no real surprise that we see political parties making short term promises and targets to score points. As junior doctors, we see the impact of this first-hand.
Tags: No More Games, junior doctors
There is one year above all that inspires difficult, painful but also happy memories. Depending on their age, doctors talk about their time as a house officer, or a PRHO, or an F1, but they are talking about the same first year of working as a doctor - the intensely formative year between graduation and full registration with the GMC.
Tags: junior doctors, medical students
Fifteen trainees’ groups have expressed fundamental concerns about the Shape of Training review. They say it risks reducing quality by shortening the length of training, and lacks an evidence base. Academic trainees share these concerns but there are also specific implications for our training.
Tags: medical academics, junior doctors, medical education and training
Proposals to change postgraduate medical training are to be given more thought after prolonged lobbying by the BMA.
Tags: postgraduate training
Tags: general practice
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
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