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Saleyha Ahsan (pictured) travelled to Syria with the charity Hand in Hand for Syria. She talks about her experience based in a hospital in the north of the country, working alongside doctors being filmed for the BBC Panorama documentary, Saving Syria’s Children.
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Consultants’ PAs (programmed activities) are under scrutiny as never before, with many trusts trying to squeeze the time spent on supporting professional activities.
A little scrutiny on members’ behalf is needed too, as shown by a recent case that recovered £19,000 in back pay for one doctor.
Tags: BMA regional services in England, consultants, contracts, changing contracts, SPAs, T&Cs, pay
A recently appointed consultant was told her previous experience would not count towards seniority in a new post. The problem, the trust said, was that her experience had come in the form of ‘various locum agency posts’. This was misleading. In fact, there were three postings, each lasting several months and based within NHS hospitals.
Tags: consultants, contracts, on-call work, locums, seniority
The consultant contract provides for ‘reasonable cover’ for absent colleagues. But what is reasonable?
Tags: Consultants, contracts, working conditions, pay, locums
Tags: Contracts, consultants, programmed activities
Tags: Consultants, contracts, on-call work, locums
Tags: Junior doctors, working conditions, contracts, pay
He had worked as an emergency medicine consultant for over 20 years. Not only was he well respected in his trust, but his selfless commitment to the NHS was highly valued by both his patients and his clinical colleagues.
Tags: consultants, BMA regional services, contracts, negotiation, whistleblowing, defence
Tags: Junior doctors, medical academics, contracts, pay, discrimination, seniority
Tags: salaried GPs, pay, contracts, working conditions
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