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March 2020 features

February 2020 features

  • The Doctor 
Issue 18
home hero 
February 2020

    In the nick of time

    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.

  • The Doctor 
Issue 18
home hero 
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.

  • The Doctor
Mag Feb 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.

January 2020 features

  • Dont talk to me about resilience

    Hollow words about coping and resilience are not only patronising but make doctors who face unsustainable pressures feel it is their fault if they are struggling, says emergency medicine consultant Shewli Rahman

  • 20190746 thedoctor January issue 17

    On the front foot improving wellbeing through the beautiful game

    Doctors are harnessing the powerful bond between sports clubs and their supporters to reach people who often have little contact with the NHS. Tim Tonkin reports

  • No place to recover – the rocketing demand from homeless patients

    ‘Big data’ can give new insights into population health and provide doctors with decision-making tools. It can also, if handled badly, lead to catastrophic breaches of privacy and shatter patient trust. Tim Tonkin assesses some of its successes and shortcomings, and how doctors can best navigate the digital future

December 2019 features

November 2019 features

October 2019 features

  • 20150443 BoS Report 2015 Food For Thought cover

    Follow the evidence

    The Government promises emerging technologies will help solve the public health crisis but, after years of cuts, doctors say it should focus on what is proven to work.

  • chuka nwokolo, consultant gastroenterologist

    I was lucky

    Chuka Nwokolo came to the UK from Nigeria and has become a prominent consultant. He says greater support for overseas-trained doctors will help others share in his success.

  • laythe tameem

    More than just a name on a rota

    Doctors don't feel looked after by the health service to which they devote their lives. A junior doctor refused to watch his colleagues suffer in silence and is offering practical help.

September 2019 features

August 2019 features

July 2019 features

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