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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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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
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.
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