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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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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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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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Indefinite strike is the only way to win this dispute

Indefinite strike is the only way to win this dispute

Oscar To Comment Editor The BMA is once again gearing up for a further set of strikes in an aim to force the government’s hand and restart discussions over the contract with government. In all, it is a similar scenario to one that played out only earlier this year with a contract that led to a halfway house which was […]

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Junior Doctor Contract Referendum: Members Vote NO and JDC Chair Resigns

The result of the junior doctor contract referendum was revealed today, with 58% of the voters deciding to reject the terms proposed by the government. Following the results, chair of the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) for the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Johann Malawana, announced he would be resigning from his position as chair with immediate effect. The long-running dispute […]

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Deal ‘Agreed’ on New Junior Doctors Contract

After an extended eight-day period of talks, a deal is reported to have been agreed upon between the government and the British Medical Association (BMA). Fresh talks took place last week and were extended early into this week following a plea from the Academy of the Royal Colleges. These talks were viewed as the last chance to get an agreement […]

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Junior Doctors and Ministers Agree to Fresh Talks on Contract

Junior Doctors and Ministers Agree to Fresh Talks on Contract

The ongoing dispute between junior doctors and the government has been put on ‘pause’ as both sides have agreed to come back to the negotiating table. The government has agreed to hold off on imposition of the new junior doctors contract for five days – starting from Monday – in order to allow new talks to begin. The British Medical […]

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Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 2 – Puppet on a String

Editors’ Letter 2016 No. 2 – Puppet on a String

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief returns from exams to a situation that is yet to change [/box] When exams approach I tend to let things get a little on top of me and weigh me down, not that I’ve ever really understood those expressions. Things, those pesky things, they tend to get swept aside, brushed under cabinets and stacked in lofty heights on […]

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Every Policy is a Health Policy

Every Policy is a Health Policy

[box] Guest columnist and UCL student Joanna Sutton-Klein argues that politics and medicine are inextricably linked [/box] Medicine cannot be separated from politics. Centuries of research, double-blind, randomised, controlled trials and NICE guidelines go some way to falsely reassure us that the medicine we practice today is a politically and historically neutral science. That is a comforting thought, and an admirable aspiration, but […]

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Junior Doctors Will Strike

Junior Doctors Will Strike

[box]Rob Cleaver reports on news that industrial action will go ahead next month after 98% of junior doctors vote in favour.[/box] The proposed industrial action by junior doctors will go ahead next month after the results of the recent BMA ballot revealed that 98% of junior doctors voted in favour of striking. An estimated 37,000 junior doctors, a turnout of approximately 76%, took […]

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