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Bowie & Basquiat at Bowie/ Collector

Bowie & Basquiat at Bowie/ Collector

Selected pieces from David Bowie’s extensive art collection are on show at Sotheby’s, at the Bowie/Collector exhibition until November 2016. The artists featuring in Bowie’s collection range from Frank Auerbach to Damien Hirst and Jean- Michel Basquiat, encompassing a variety of mediums from paintings (including some of Hirst’s rarer colour wheel paintings) to installation art, with the most unusual pieces […]

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Clinical and Academic Research Society events

Clinical and Academic Research Society events

    AFP Interview Workshop (27th October) Have you applied for and/or secured an AFP interview? Are you feeling apprehensive about the interview process and how best to prepare? Do you wish there was an event that would inform you of the AFP and allow you to take part in practical interview workshops? In that case, welcome to our annual […]

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Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

Medical School Places to Increase by 25%; Fines for Doctors who Move Abroad

The government have announced plans to expand the number of places at medical school from 6,000 to 7,500 from 2018. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, revealed the plans at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier today. The rationale behind the idea is to increase the number of “home-grown” doctors amongst a medical workforce that is made up of […]

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Let’s not kid ourselves, banning banter isn’t going to solve the staffing crisis

Let’s not kid ourselves, banning banter isn’t going to solve the staffing crisis

Oscar To Comment Editor   A recent piece of research published in the British Journal of General Practice found general practice and psychiatry to be the two most ‘bad mouthed’ specialties in medical school. This has lead to a tangible effect on choices of graduates, leading to the staffing crises in psychiatry and general practice, say the respective heads of […]

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Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Medical Student and a Medical Patient: When Two Worlds Collide

Dr H.B. A 20 year old male, of Indian descent, presented to West Middlesex Accident & Emergency Department, with severe abdominal pain. The pain was a sharp, constant, 10/10 pain, located in the epigastric region, radiating through to the back, and had been present since waking that morning. It was associated with profuse vomiting, approximately 6 episodes in the last […]

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The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

The BMA proves that democracy without leadership is doomed to fail

Oscar To Comment Editor   After a strangely timed leadership election, the BMA have once again called off threats to strike. Whilst the BMA remains ‘opposed’ to the contract, it is due to be imposed on Monday to O&G trainees as part of a ‘trial’. The BMA currently remains silent on how the decision came about (perhaps their press don’t […]

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Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Everyone has potential, so why do we insist on stopping people from reaching it?

Oscar To Comment Editor Imagine you could visit any place you liked, no strings attached whatsoever, for as long as you liked. Where would it be? Far away across the globe experiencing a whole new culture? Or maybe some sun and sea on a hot beach? We’re all individuals with our own tastes and preferences. Now, let me ask you, […]

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Careers in Surgery Conference

Careers in Surgery Conference

After the success of the last three CiS conferences, we are now pleased to announce the date for the 4th annual ‘Career in Surgery’ (CiS) conference, which shall be taking place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. The conference is aimed at medical students and junior doctors […]

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String of Week-long Walkouts Under Pressure to be Called off

String of Week-long Walkouts Under Pressure to be Called off

The British Medical Association (BMA) are set to meet to decide whether or not junior doctors will go ahead with the three week-long strikes planned for the upcoming months. The first of the five-day strikes, which was due to take place this week, has already been called off amid fears for patient safety coming from the General Medical Council and […]

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Government mismanagement is the only cause of NHS failings

Government mismanagement is the only cause of NHS failings

Oscar To Comment Editor Headlines over the past week have repeatedly indicated the crisis that is growing to envelop the NHS, as A&E reaches breaking point and services are repeatedly shut down. Except this isn’t the dead of winter, but barely the end of summer. It seems the NHS is now in perpetual crisis. Of course it didn’t become this […]

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