Tag: Doctors

Hospital care

On Monday (18 January 2016) new rules enter into force governing the free movement of professionals (including health professionals) around the European Union (EU). It is a success for the NHS in Europe that will help the service maintain its…

The BMA has marched its junior doctors up to the top of the hill, and marched them down again. The manoeuvre appears to have scared the Secretary of State for Health enough to make him back down on imposing a…

Junior Doctors

Junior doctors in the National Health Service in England have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action if the government does not change its mind about a new contract. Just over 37,000 were balloted, 76% responded and 98% voted to strike.…

Junior Doctors

The junior doctors’ dispute caught many of us by surprise, but it should not have done. The British Medical Association’s (BMA) withdrawal from negotiations about a new contract last year was a warning, but perhaps even the BMA did not…

Digital health, data generation

The proportion of cancers diagnosed as a result of emergency presentation at hospital has decreased. At the same time, the proportion of cancers diagnosed through urgent GP referral with a suspicion of cancer (known as the two week wait) has…

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) comment on the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in people with a learning disability. A study by a team of researchers at University College London (UCL),…

44% of doctors wouldn’t recommend their profession to others, says new research. Increasing cost of education and lack of financial incentives will put off future generations As a new intake of doctors prepares to start work this week, new research…