‘Our profession in today’s NHS’ drew an astonishingly high calibre of responses from Junior doctors for the BMJ essay competition. Now you can read them for yourself. There surely has to be hope when junior members of the profession demonstrate not only their passion for the NHS, but such articulate and powerful arguments to defend….
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We asked. They answered. The entrants for the first ever essay prize, run jointly with the BMJ, impressed the judges with their thoughtfulness and effort. The standard was very high. But there had to be a winner. Very well done, Rose Penfold. The Top 10: (more…)
A refreshing take on the false allure of (obsession with?) money and the NHS, and what it means for medical migration: Resources, neo-colonialism and the NHS
No time to lose – make your voice heard NHS England began their promised public consultation on the contract that would underpin their reincarnation of Accountable Care Organisations in August. (more…)
‘Your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery’ – Revelation 18:1-24 The bedrock of general practice – and indeed the NHS itself – is that all of us will need healthcare at some point in our lives, most of us will not need it for….
In collaboration with the BMJ £500 first prize £200 second prize Open to all doctors in training (more…)
The High Court handed down its judgement on 5 July on the judicial review we brought against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and NHS England on their introduction of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). We had originally brought our claim on four grounds – two on the lack of proper consultation, one….
Dare we hope? A string of celebrations mark the NHS’s 70th anniversary later this month. The government has backtracked on allowing doctors into the UK from non-EU countries, and a few days ago promised more cash for the NHS – with the added rarity of a serving Conservative government openly admitting this funding would come….
Some of our biggest concerns about ACOs received very welcome endorsement from Parliament’s Health Select Committee in their report Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems published this week. (more…)
We train fewer doctors per head of population than any other European country. 36% of UK doctors graduated outside the UK, 10% from EU countries, 26% from non-EU countries.1. Most non-EU doctors coming to the UK use either the Tier 2 (skilled worker) visa, or the Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange short-term) visa. Visa rules….