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When I was a medical student, I remember a junior doctor telling me that he often made spot diagnoses of people in the street. He just couldn't switch off from doctor mode.
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‘I find it demoralising and insulting to hear politicians saying that consultants don't work evenings or weekends,’ says Stephen Blair, a consultant vascular surgeon from the Wirral.
Tags: seven day working, consultants
Last Tuesday I was confronted with the latest comments from the House of Commons PAC (Public Accounts Committee). As I read the committee’s report ‘Managing NHS Hospital Consultants’, I felt a growing sense of anger at their refusal to understand how we work.
Tags: clinical excellence awards, consultant contracts, consultants
Since March, the BMA has been in discussions with NHS Employers and the Department of Health on the DDRB (Doctors and Dentists Review Body) report of consultant pay and merit awards. You might wonder how this applies to us.
Tags: medical academics, consultants, consultant contract, clinical excellence awards
The CfWI (Centre for Workforce Intelligence) published Shape of the Medical Workforce: Starting the Debate on the Future Consultant Workforce in February last year, which looked at some of the issues that needed to be considered around the future consultant workforce.
Tags: consultants, consultants committee, contracts, job planning, job appointments
Tags: disability, consultants, equal opportunities
I’ve been following the growing debate on the need for access to clinical services seven days a week for some time now.
Tags: out of hours work, consultants
Concluding his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare explores the contrasting motives of families at the bedside.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health, mental health
Continuing his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare marvels at the patience and strength of his patient’s wife.
The outpatients clinic brings Jonathan Hare some old friends, embittered couples and an octogenerian’s knife collection in this third day of our new series about a doctor’s working week.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health
Is Jonathan Hare’s 75-year-old patient at risk of taking hostages? And the other daft questions his computer asks him in our new series where doctors share five working days.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, NHS information technology, mental health
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