Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 4: Show Me The Money

In a multi-part series juniordoctorblog.com looks in-depth at the potential impact a No Deal Brexit will have on the NHS. In Part 1, we looked at the impact on the supply of medicines, in Part 2 we examined the barriers to importing nuclear isotopes and in Part 3 we examined the current NHS staffing crisisContinue reading “Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 4: Show Me The Money”

Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 3: We, The People

In a multi-part series juniordoctorblog.com looks in-depth at the potential impact a No Deal Brexit will have on the NHS. In Part 1, we looked at the potential disruption to the supply of vital medicines, and in Part 2 we examined the barriers to importing nuclear isotopes essential in many treatments including cancer. In thisContinue reading “Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 3: We, The People”

Omnishambles? It’s far worse than that.

It’s been a long week for the NHS in politics. The week opened with the announcement of further doctors strikes, three 48-hour emergency care only periods in two months, plus the launch of a legal enquiry into the imposition of the contract. Jeremy Hunt’s and David Cameron’s argument  goes like this; “Studies show we have excessContinue reading “Omnishambles? It’s far worse than that.”

Fitness to Practice Hearings: Jeremy Hunt

Fitness to Practice: Determination on Impairment Jeremy Hunt: The Panel has now considered whether your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct. The Panel has considered the submissions of 17,000 doctors on the streets in Westminster, all of the major UK newspapers and media television news services, 3000 signatories to the letter of misconductContinue reading “Fitness to Practice Hearings: Jeremy Hunt”

The ARCP Won’t Let Me Be

“After careful consideration, it has been deemed that you have not made sufficient progress with your Foundation training and are not yet ready to progress to the next level of your learning.”  Pretty strong words. When people imagine life as a junior doctor they think long hours, on-calls, stressful life-or-death situations. ‘Training’ conjures the imageContinue reading “The ARCP Won’t Let Me Be”