Doctors

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The Observer view on Britain’s shortage of GPs | Observer editorial
At a time when the country’s population needs more care than ever, we are training far fewer doctors than we should

Observer editorial

03, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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More healthcare to go online in England under digitisation plan
Ministers hope growth of technology and wider use of NHS app will free up hospital beds and clinician time

Rachel Hall

29, Jun, 2022 @7:47 AM

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Falling NHS continuity of care poses ‘existential threat’ to patient safety
Britain’s top family doctor to warn of ‘most worrying crisis in decades’ with shrinking numbers of GPs and soaring demand

Andrew Gregory and Denis Campbell

29, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK doctors demand pay rise of up to 30% over five years
BMA members’ call for reversal of real-terms cuts over last 14 years increases chances of strike action

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

27, Jun, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Australian doctor who posted racist and sexist remarks banned from working until 2023
Victorian tribunal cancels Christopher Kwan Chen Lee’s registration after he admitted to making ‘utterly unacceptable’ posts

Melissa Davey

27, Jun, 2022 @7:10 AM

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Better ways to get better: the radical GP changing lives
A pioneering surgery in Brighton is pushing the boundaries of what patients can expect, offering dance classes, art and foraging. Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews tells Eva Wiseman why her approach helps people – and the NHS

Eva Wiseman

26, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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NHS crisis caused by Tory underfunding not Covid, say doctors
Sajid Javid’s claims that pandemic caused lack of funding, beds and staff are refuted in new dossier

Michael Savage Policy Editor

26, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Empower women to manage menopause | Letters
Letters: Educating women is only the first step – employers are also critical, says Eleanor Nouhov. Plus Laura Collins on getting help for her perimenopause struggles and Helen Hucker on the need for more targeted treatment

Letters

20, Jun, 2022 @3:39 PM

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UK summer of unrest? Strikes in the air from barristers to NHS
Several professions could be about to follow rail workers in striking, but reasons and plans vary

Peter Walker Political correspondent

20, Jun, 2022 @2:45 PM

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How getting the right GP turns out to be a matter of life and death | Torsten Bell
A study in Norway found that the better the doctor the better their patients’ chances of living longer

Torsten Bell

19, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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We must end the conspiracy of silence on women’s pain | Letters
Letters: Mark J Towers describes how his personal experience of intense pain informed his practice as an interventional radiologist. Plus letters from Stella Acton, Katharine Tylko and a reader who was denied adequate pain relief in hospital

Letters

16, Jun, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Doctors warn against over-medicalising menopause after UK criticism
Seeing natural event as hormone deficiency requiring treatment could increase women’s anxiety, say medics

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

15, Jun, 2022 @10:30 PM

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