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Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

Messly: a trip advisor approach to training

­­­An anaesthetic trainee in North West London has launched a ‘Trip Advisor’ for NHS training placements in hospitals, to help medical students and junior doctors make evidence-based choices around their careers in the NHS. Messly is an online community for junior doctors and medical students, which features 5-star ratings – Trip Advisor style – for rotations across the country using […]

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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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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 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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#Banthebash

BASH: badmouthing, attitudes and stigmatisation in healthcare as experienced by medical students – the paper can be found here. We’ve all made an offhand comment where our feelings about certain specialities become clear. I personally am wary of radiologists and surgeons, but it doesn’t mean I tar them all with the same brush- as in life, there will be horrible […]

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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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Hunt is Still Spinning Lies

Hunt is Still Spinning Lies

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on Jeremy Hunt’s last minute attempts to avert strike action [/box] Last night, Jeremy Hunt offered junior doctors an apparent 11% pay rise in a last roll of the dice to avoid industrial action. However, it has since emerged that what appeared as a pay rise would actually amount to a 26% decrease in take home […]

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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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