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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 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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Thousands Protest Against Imposed Junior Contracts

Thousands Protest Against Imposed Junior Contracts

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on last night’s Junior Doctor demonstration at Methodist Central Hall[/box] Last night, thousands of junior doctors, medical students and other medical professionals staged a peaceful demonstration just a stone’s throw away from Westminster to demand a rethink over the Government’s proposed junior doctor contract. The protest went ahead despite a last minute ‘indefinite postponement’ of NHS […]

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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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