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Exams are eroding anaesthetic trainees’ work-life balance, college warns


Professional examinations are eroding trainees’ work-life balance, the Royal College of Anaesthetists has said.In a report on the welfare and morale of anaesthetists in training, the college said...(image)

Psychiatrist who saw patients after being told to stop practising is struck off


A former consultant psychiatrist who ignored an order from the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service to stop practising while under investigation for misconduct has been struck off the UK medical...(image)

NHS publishes estimates of avoidable deaths in hospitals


The NHS will publish estimates of “avoidable” deaths in hospitals as part of a drive by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to improve patient safety by delivering greater transparency.NHS trusts will...(image)

NHS will need 190 000 more doctors unless productivity improves, workforce plan warns


The NHS will need 190 000 more clinicians by 2027 unless demand is reduced through better productivity and service transformation, Health Education England (HEE) has said.The organisation’s workforce...(image)

GMC cuts ȷunior doctors’ registration fees


The General Medical Council has announced cuts to its registration fees that could save new doctors nearly £1200 over six years.The GMC said that all doctors who apply for provisional registration...(image)

George Man Burrows and the anguished birth of general practice


“And it is the business of the judges (the Court of Assistants), so to construe the Act, as to suppress the mischief and advance the remedy.” Thus, quoting Judge Blackstone and with a characteristic...(image)