Junior Doctor Contract: why GPs and consultants stand by them
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Junior Doctor Contract: why GPs and consultants stand by them


After Saturday’s protests, we investigate why people came out to support juniors in their fight for fair contracts and patient safety. “This is the beginning of the end unless we all stand up and fight.” 20,000 people gathered in London’s Waterloo Place on Saturday to protest against the government’s proposals for junior doctor contracts which … Continue reading

Thousands of junior doctors block Westminster in contract protest
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Thousands of junior doctors block Westminster in contract protest


Image courtesy of Dr Daniel Sommer @danielf90 on Twitter Over 5000 junior doctors marched on Whitehall last night in protest at Department of Health plans to impose a new contract of employment.  Earlier in the day, NHS Employers had cancelled their roadshow to discuss the proposals which was due to be held at the Methodist … Continue reading

Hashtag Backlash against Hunt: 3 reasons why this was a success for doctors
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Hashtag Backlash against Hunt: 3 reasons why this was a success for doctors


Doctors created a twitter storm this weekend against health minister Jeremy Hunt by using the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy to prove that consultants are already working weekends. The campaign, created by an anonymous anaesthetic trainee behind the Twitter handle @ImInWorkJeremy, formed overnight in reaction to Hunt’s Friday announcement that he plans to impose 7 day working on … Continue reading

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Why does the NHS still operate when over clinical capacity?


Guest posting by Dr Tom Duncan, anaesthetist Last winter’s failure of computer systems at NATS resulting in multiple cancelled flights, highlighted the capacity issues we have with our airspace. Thousands of people were inconvenienced and there were serious and public questions asked about the way in which we run our airspace. Let’s compare this to … Continue reading