Tag: National Health Service

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…

Hospital care

Annual admission rates 2% lower than expected in areas with more restrictive policies. Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs are linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions in these areas, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.…

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…