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Online Pharmacies – Growth, Dangers and Healthcare Careers

One of the recent phenomena affecting the healthcare industry in Britain has been the rise of online pharmacies. While these are absolutely fine in principle, in practice, despite attempting to enlist the assistance of healthcare professionals, in many cases these outlets have been guilty of breaking the law and inappropriately dispensing medicine. This is becoming...

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The Lowdown on Locums

Locum doctors have been a major NHS talking point over the last few years. While some form of locum support is clearly required in order to deliver the sort of flexible service demanded in the complex contemporary health service, many nonetheless assert that the way the NHS is dealing with locums is fundamentally misguided. Many...

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The Career Implications of the Robotics Revolution

It is generally accepted now, and even becoming common knowledge, that the economic future of the planet will be robotic in nature. Science-fiction has often discussed the implications of advanced robotics technology and artificial intelligence, but this prospect is no longer on the horizon, it is with us now. Studies conducted by Deloitte and Oxford...

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Health Education England to Place Flexibility Promise at Heart of GP Recruitment

A recruitment drive instigated by Health Education England will place flexibility at the centre of a potential GP career. Health Education England believes that general practice should shed the stuffy reputation associated with the profession, and develop new models of working to attract talented professionals. The healthcare organisation believes that placing less emphasis on traditional...

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Hunt Asks Independent Pay Review Body to Consider Salaried GP Recruitment

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has requested the independent pay review body to specifically consider salaried GP recruitment when making recommendations for a pay cut for the 2017/18 financial year. With junior doctors having recently rejected the British Medical Association-approved contract which proved so contentious, there is no doubt that eyes will be cast squarely on...

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Over 30% of Female Medical Academics Experienced Sexual Harassment Study Suggests

A recent survey of high achieving medical academics revealed that a significant percentage of women had experienced sexual harassment. In the interests of equality, it should also be noted that a much smaller percentage of men had also reported that they had experienced sexual harassment as well. 30% of women and 4% of men reported...

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