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Government refuses to budge over junior doctor contract talks

Negotiations on new contracts for junior doctors have stalled after the Government refused to agree to the introduction of new safeguards to protect junior doctors from exhaustion and burn out caused by working excessively long hours. After more than a year of talks and despite 82 per cent of junior doctors struggling with long hours,...

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey off the critical list

The nurse diagnosed with Ebola – Pauline Cafferkey – is no longer on the critical list London’s Royal Free Hospital has announced. Ms Cafferkey, diagnosed with the Ebola virus in December shortly after returning from Sierra Leone, had been in a critical condition early in the year but is now showing signs of improvement said...

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NHS leaders issue 2015/16 Five Year Forward View guidance

NHS leaders in England have published guidance plans for how the NHS Five Year Forward View is to be delivered during 2015/16. The plans have been issued by NHS England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and Health Education England entitled The Forward View into action: planning for...

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Innovative HEE programme for trainee doctors leads to improved patient care and safety

HEE’s Better Training Better Care (BTBC) programme shows that NHS Trusts across the country can provide more efficient services and a better patient experience by running projects to enhance the quality of postgraduate medical education. Set up to address key recommendations made by Professor Sir John Temple in his Time for Training report and Professor...

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App to transform learning for young doctors launched by BIR

A new mobile app which is set to transform how doctors study for their professional qualifications has been launched by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Entitled the Imaging Single Best Answer, the app is the institute’s first ever as the organisation responds to increasing smartphone and tablet use among young doctors. The app, intended...

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