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BMA presidential essay prize
BMA presidential essay prize A one-off essay competition aimed at solutions-driven writing on the topic of justice and fairness in medical practice and policy.
Workload undermines PCNs, finds survey
Workload undermines PCNs, finds survey PCNs (primary care networks) could make a positive difference if given resources, time and practical support – but workload has proven unmanageable for a significant proportion, a BMA survey has revealed.
Doctors opt to avoid burnout
Doctors opt to avoid burnout Doctors are increasingly moving away from traditional careers and training paths to avoid burnout, according to the GMC, which calls the trend a ‘permanent’ fixture for a profession at high risk of burnout.
Workforce plan does not acknowledge challenges, warns BMA
Workforce plan does not acknowledge challenges, warns BMA Scotland’s long-awaited health and social care workforce plan provides little hope or reassurance to doctors buckling under increasing demand and pressure.
Restore Stormont assembly, demand health bodies
Restore Stormont assembly, demand health bodies The medical community is urgently calling for an end to ‘political gridlock’ in Northern Ireland amid the worsening crisis in the country’s health service.
The Doctor (December 2019, issue 16)
The Doctor (December 2019, issue 16) Read the latest issue of The Doctor magazine online.
No place to recover
No place to recover Homeless people are attending hospital in ever greater numbers but are discharged back to the streets where they can enter a spiral of decline, readmission and premature death. Peter Blackburn meets those trying to restore hope.