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  • Government suspends GP performance targets

    Performance targets for general practice are to be suspended in Northern Ireland to help boost GPs’ ability to cope with the demands posed by COVID-19.

    Date: 16 March 2020

  • BMA proposes doctor COVID-19 safeguards

    Ministers have been urged to implement a wide range of measures to safeguard and help doctors and medical students fight COVID-19 following the decision to move to the ‘delay’ phase in the UK.

    Date: 13 March 2020

  • Rest facilities improve for juniors

    Progress on improving rest facilities for junior doctors has been welcomed by the BMA, one year on from the striking of a £10m funding agreement with the Government.

    Date: 13 March 2020

  • The Doctor, issue 19, March 2020

    Understanding differential attainment, the appeal of clinical exellence awards tarnished, NHS dress codes that struggle to cater for Muslim doctors and rescuing GP partners in trouble

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • Pulling together – the BMA mediation service

    Conflict between GP partners can cause enormous stress and disruption and threaten the survival of a practice. The BMA offers free and impartial support through its mediation service. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • One step forward... the maze ethnic minority doctors must traverse

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors achieve lower pass rates in royal college exams – a ‘stark’ difference in attainment, with environmental causes, which must be urgently addressed, say doctors. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • The consultation: the doctor on course for the Olympics

    Philip Doyle has taken a year out of medicine to represent Ireland at rowing at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. He talks to Tim Tonkin

    Date: 12 March 2020

  • Unfairness laid bare – exclusive dress codes

    The NHS has committed to changing dress codes which have left Muslim women doctors feeling harassed. Jennifer Trueland reports

    Date: 11 March 2020

  • CEAs – blessing or curse?

    You work really hard, go over and above your job plan, and even find solutions to the problems besetting the NHS.

    Date: 10 March 2020

  • Reverse pensions tax to boost recruitment, demand doctors leaders

    Ministers must fix the punitive pension tax and reverse the decade-long, real-terms pay cut imposed on consultants as part of a broader effort to retain and recruit them for the pressured NHS.

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • Agreement reached to extend flexible working

    An unprecedented agreement to extend flexible-working arrangements to junior doctors has been reached, following negotiations between the BMA and NHS.

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • NHS on 'brink of collapse' ahead of the budget

    The crisis in NHS pensions, pay and capital funding has left the health service close to collapse, the BMA has warned ahead of the 2020 budget.

    Date: 05 March 2020

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