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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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EU Referendum: NHS Medical Director Says European Workers Welcome

EU Referendum: NHS Medical Director Says European Workers Welcome

Following the results of the European Union (EU) referendum, leading to the UK opting to leave, the medical director of the NHS has implored that European workers within the NHS must be made to feel welcome. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh told the Health Service Journal that the results of the vote would leave many European members of staff within the […]

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It’s time our generation had a voice

It’s time our generation had a voice

Oscar To Staff writer   No matter which way we look at it, stereotypes are everywhere. As we grow older, we frame things in our our experience, and we begin to hold expectations for things were and how they will be in the future. For example, we hold every expectation for the sun to rise in the morning, and to […]

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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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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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Winter Crisis Woes

Winter Crisis Woes

[box] Sadhana Kalidindi of the University of Bristol reports on growing concerns over the number of hospital beds available this winter [/box] It is widely feared that the NHS is on the brink of yet another winter crisis. The chief executives of King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation have warned that crisis is inevitable even if the weather remains […]

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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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There’s no ‘I’ in Europe, but there is in Union

There’s no ‘I’ in Europe, but there is in Union

Oscar To   There are often many misconceptions about the European Union, the history of this institutional stretching back far beyond the birth of many of us. But before we opt to do anything, we should always have a sombre reflection on why something exists. The European Union is not a simple great evil striving to wrap us into an endless […]

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The European Union is just the start, we must think bigger and act bolder to survive

The European Union is just the start, we must think bigger and act bolder to survive

Mike East News Editor   The debate over Britain’s future in Europe has already begun with arguments from both sides about who should be eligible to take part in the referendum. This vote means so much more than the narrow result which will be known by the end of 2017. Politically Europe is often seen as a slow and burdensome […]

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