Post Tagged with: "DDRB"

A masked protestor from the Occupy protests of 2011

Medical Student 101 – A guide to protesting

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, with a brief look at the art of protesting[/box] The gloomy spectre of the junior doctor contract reforms looms over all of us as medical students. Any attempts to escape its ghastly shadow in order to gain a little respite from the crushing despair further news of the attacks bring are simply futile. There […]

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Medical students and doctors gathered to protest the DDRB contract reform proposals at the venue for the (cancelled) NHS Employers meeting

Stories from the Bedside – A tumultuous beginning to fifth year

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, back with a vengeance and raging against the (Government) machine.[/box] With the finish line just beginning to peek over the horizon, I find myself in an increasingly contemplative mood. Fifth year, my penultimate year at medical school, brings with it new responsibilities and expectations. It is becoming difficult to ignore the fact that in […]

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Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 12

Editor’s Letter 2015 No. 12

[box] Our Editor-in-Chief airs his view on the new junior contract [/box] They say that the hardest thing about writing is putting pen to paper in the first place. Of course, in this day and age, it is the application of sausage finger to filthy keyboard – nonetheless the point stands. This week though I find it easy to begin […]

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Medics and Department of Health at War

Medics and Department of Health at War

[box] Sheffield medic, Amelia Lloyd reports on the current situation regarding junior contract negotiations [/box] The British Medical Association (BMA) say they will “fight any attempts” to impose unfair contracts on junior doctors in the face of the first major shake-up of medics’ pay in over a decade. Major changes to pay and working conditions are being introduced from August […]

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1975, the last time doctors went on strike.

The DDRB deal damages our profession, our rights, and our patients

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   The recommendations by the Doctors and Dentists Remuneration Body (DDRB) have been accepted by the Department of Health in England. Having rejected several years of recommendations for modest pay increases, the first call for cuts has been taken in full. These wide ranging proposals have but one shared theme; a culling of pay and […]

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