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  • Coronavirus 'action plan' includes Army

    The Government has announced its ‘action plan’ to deal with an escalated outbreak of coronavirus – including bringing in the Army to help civilian authorities and encouraging retired healthcare staff to return to work.

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • Banned from getting better: loss of funding in mental health

    Mentally ill patients are often treated in shabby, outdated facilities which are anything but therapeutic. Yet hospitals with money to invest in improving care are being prevented from doing so by the Government. Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 05 March 2020

  • In the nick of time – the increasing importance of portfolio careers

    There was a police officer, a soldier and a consultant... and they were all called Syed Masud. But doctors with such a mix of skills are not always given the chance to use them to best effect. Neil Hallows reports

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Undermined and overlooked: SAS doctors respond to survey

    SAS doctors often feel bullied and sidelined, according to new GMC research. But changing attitudes and some enlightened employers give cause for hope. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Life decisions – physician-assisted dying

    A call to reconsider the BMA’s stance on physician-assisted dying has prompted it to survey its members on the best way forward. Jennifer Trueland reports

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Explainer: pensions tax reform

    Punitive pension taxation rules which are driving doctors out of the profession are set to be reformed – but will the changes go far enough?

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Change at Waterloo – history offers its healing powers

    Taking injured military veterans to excavate a historic battlefield which still yields body parts might not seem the most obvious therapy but the results have been impressive. Tim Tonkin meets volunteers, including the surgeon who is an expert in the ‘horrendous’ practices of old

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • Balm of hurt minds: the search for a good night's sleep

    For Guy Leschziner’s patients, sleep is not a remission from their ills, but often where the trouble really starts. He tells Peter Blackburn about the things that go bump in the night in his study of sleep disorders

    Date: 14 February 2020

  • The Doctor – issue 18, February 2020

    Learning from the past, funding for mental healthcare frozen, portfolio careers on the rise, the BMA's stance on physician-assisted dying, SAS doctors' frustrations come out in survey and a consultant's fight against sleep disorders

    Date: 13 February 2020

  • GP deal will make a 'real difference'

    Doctors have voted to accept a package of changes – including extra investment – to the GP contract in England for 2020-21

    Date: 06 February 2020

  • Take 'decisive action' on pensions

    Scotland’s health secretary has written to the UK chancellor Sajid Javid to urge him to take ‘decisive action’ to reach a permanent solution to the pension tax crisis.

    Date: 03 February 2020

  • Patient early discharge threat

    BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has warned the NHS is ‘woefully underfunded’ after a hospital trust told doctors they might have to discharge patients early, despite the risk they could come to harm.

    Date: 22 January 2020


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