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It sounds like a paradox. At a time when competition is being promoted in the English NHS as never before, the reasons for GP practices to work together grow stronger.
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It seems strange, but the current junior doctors’ contract barely mentions training.
Tags: junior contract, junior doctors, medical education and training
The political and the personal are indelibly linked at the ARM.
Tags: flexible training, junior doctors, general practitioners, annual representative meeting, ARM 2013
When the last junior doctor contract was negotiated there was a focus on reducing working hours. Long hours meant that junior doctors pretty much lived in the hospital and stories of people falling asleep on the job were commonplace. The rationale for reducing hours was to improve patient safety and the working lives of doctors in training.
Tags: contracts, junior doctors, hours of work, junior contracts
A recent study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine showed that almost one in five junior doctors did not know the name of the health secretary and seven out of ten junior doctors did not know that clinical commissioning groups are now responsible for purchasing health care services.
Tags: junior doctors, contracts, pay, hours of work
A few weeks ago, I was working a busy weekend of nights. Winter
pressure meant the hospital was well and truly bed-blocked. After a
manic two nights of admissions, the acute assessment unit wasn’t even
moving. And, in the early hours of the morning the chief exec was called
in to manage the situation.
Tags: nhs care, junior doctors, careers
Is there a more flexible group of staff in the NHS than junior doctors? They already work 24-7 and deploy with little notice anywhere in hospitals to provide effective cover.
Tags: junior contract, junior doctors, medical education and training, certificate of completion of training, tooke inquiry, modernising medical careers
I felt duty bound to read the Francis report. In fact, I think it should be compulsory reading for all NHS healthcare workers.
Tags: whistleblowing, raising concerns, performance, complaints, junior doctors committee, medical education and training, clinical leadership, postgraduate deaneries, general medical council
After two years collecting dust in the Department of Health, the NHS Employers contract scoping report was published just before Christmas. Why should you care? Well, the publication of this report marks the beginning of a process that could see a new contract for junior doctors, and that could mean major changes to our pay and working conditions. Releasing the report marks a clear intention to renegotiate the contract by the government.
Tags: junior contract, nhs employers, banding, training, study leave, pay, out-of-hours work, junior doctors committee
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Tags: NHS reform, conservative party, junior doctors, pensions
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