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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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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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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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New Study Finds Fewer People Die in Hospital at Weekends

New Study Finds Fewer People Die in Hospital at Weekends

New research has emerged challenging the claim made by Jeremy Hunt that more people die in hospitals at weekends. According to a study published in the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy this month, fewer people – not more – die in hospital at weekends compared with during the week. The new information contradicts the evidence used by Hunt […]

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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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Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

Junior Doctors Begin Permanent Protest

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on the junior doctors awaiting an audience with Jeremy Hunt [/box] A growing team of junior doctors have set up a permanent protest outside the Department of Health in an attempt to encourage Jeremy Hunt back into talks regarding the junior doctor contract. Starting yesterday, The team of doctors, led by Drs Rachel Clarke and Dagan […]

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Women are acceptable collateral damage in the junior contract dispute

Women are acceptable collateral damage in the junior contract dispute

Dr Oscar To Staff writer The Department of Health has released the revised junior doctor contract due to be imposed this summer. Alongside it is an equality analysis that has deemed that ‘Any indirect adverse effect on women is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim’ in specific reference to maternity leave and those with responsibilites as carers. These concerns […]

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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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Junior Doctors Strike Back: The Hashtag Awakens

Junior Doctors Strike Back: The Hashtag Awakens

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Doctors’ Mess Editor, on the ways in which junior doctors are striking back (haha get it?) against spin, lies and more spin[/box] Amidst the spin, lies and general stench of excrement emanating from Mr Hunt and his cronies in the right wing press during this junior doctor contract dispute, comes a sense of increasing desperation. There […]

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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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