||Last Updated: Nov 17th, 2006 - 22:35:04
Overseas Doctors hit by new British HSMP immigration rules
In a further tightening of immigration rules, Britain announced the latest of several changes this year that have affected highly skilled migrants from India and other non-European Union countries.
Nov 8, 2006, 20:03
NHS Crisis Adding to Woes of Overseas Doctors in Britain
Apart from changes in work rules that have adversely affected Indian doctors' employment prospects, a financial crisis has gripped several hospitals in Britain's National Health Service (NHS), leading to hundreds of job losses. Almost every day, several hospitals announce job cuts to meet budget deficits. In recent weeks, the overall job losses in the NHS are said to be nearly 7,000 in 22 trusts and hospitals in different parts of the country. The financial crunch further lessens the prospects of thousands of Indian doctors currently seeking employment in Britain. New work rules have compounded the situation for them as now they can no longer work as part of "permit free training", and need work permits. Britain's health authorities are faced with higher numbers of local medical graduates and many more from the expanded European Union who have the right to work in Britain. The situation makes it difficult for non-EU nationals - such as Indian doctors - to secure employment in the NHS.
Apr 10, 2006, 13:37
Major boost for salaried dentistry in UK
Salaried dentists in UK will see their careers modernised and pay reviewed health minister Rosie Winterton announced today as she visited The Lister Centre in south London.
Mar 15, 2006, 07:47
End of Permit Free Training for International Doctors in UK
All doctors wishing to work in the UK from outside the European Union (EU) will be required to have a work permit from July 2006 Health Minister Lord Warner announced today. The move means that any NHS trust wishing to employ a doctor from outside the EU will have to prove that a ‘home-grown’ doctor cannot fill the vacant post, ending the current permit free training arrangement for international doctors.
Mar 8, 2006, 04:15
Lord Patel is next chancellor of University of Dundee
Lord Naren Patel, a celebrated obstetrics expert here who had his initial education in India, has been named the next chancellor of the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Feb 25, 2006, 09:59
British cosmetic surgeons becoming millionaires by breast enlargement operations
The high demand in Britain for operations to enlarge women's breasts has turned cosmetic surgeons here into millionaires, latest figures from the industry reveal.
Jan 19, 2006, 15:23
3000 junior doctors in the UK could have been unemployed
The BMA calls on the Department of Health in England to address medical unemployment today (Tuesday 20 September 2005), as new research suggests that the number of junior doctors unable to find posts last month may have been underestimated.
Sep 24, 2005, 20:23
List of Priorities for New Health Secretary - BMA
A list of the most critical areas for joint working in developing NHS policy has been sent to the new Secretary of State for Health by the British Medical Association.
May 9, 2005, 21:41
Doctor voices concerns over new NHS IT System
The political drive to implement the NHS's national programme for information technology is failing to take account of professionals' anxieties, argues a GP in this week's BMJ.
May 6, 2005, 16:34
UK Politicians Failing to Address Low Morale Among Doctors
All the UK's main political parties have all failed to address the single most important factor hindering the improvement of health services in their election campaigns--the collapse in morale among doctors, states an editorial in this week's issue of THE LANCET.
Apr 29, 2005, 14:44
Debate on Promoting General Practice in Scotland's GPs Conference
Doctors will today call on the Scottish Executive to acknowledge the fundamental role of General Practice in NHS Scotland and to recognise that the role of the NHS extends far beyond the debate on waiting times in hospitals.
Apr 28, 2005, 17:53
Negotiators meet for first time to discuss new deal for staff grade and associate specialist doctors
A new contract for thousands of hospital doctors came a step closer this month when negotiators met prior to formal negotiations.
Apr 19, 2005, 17:24
New contract to double numbers of ‘part-time' junior doctors
A major disincentive to work in the NHS is removed today (Monday 11 April, 2005), as doctors’ leaders and employers announce a UK-wide new contract making it easier for doctors in training to work flexibly.
Apr 12, 2005, 23:09
£73 Million for new Junior Doctor Training Programme in UK
New funding for the implementation of innovative new training programmes for junior doctors was announced today by John Hutton, Minister of State for Health.
Mar 23, 2005, 19:40
Doctors given update on Licensing and Revalidation by GMC
General Medical Council President, Sir Graeme Catto, has recently written to all doctors to update them on licensing and revalidation.
Mar 11, 2005, 16:45
New cocaine and crack guidelines in primary health care in UK
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed a guide to help people working in primary care treat cocaine and crack users.
Guidance for working with cocaine and crack users in primary care has been produced in association with Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP). It gives GPs and other primary care healthcare professionals an understanding of the different types of users and their usage patterns. The guidelines also outline the different types of treatment options available to drug users.
Dec 1, 2004, 05:44
Pay rise recommended for NHS doctors
The supply of doctors to the NHS is still failing to meet demand, the BMA says today (Friday 5 November 2004) in its evidence to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body – the body which advises the government on doctors’ pay.
Nov 6, 2004, 20:44
Community Hospital GPs are underpaid - BMA
Community Hospital GPs are underpaid and feel undervalued and exploited, says the BMA in its evidence to the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body (DDRB). It calls for immediate action to resolve the issue across the UK.
Nov 5, 2004, 20:51
Royal college defines good psychiatric practice
Good Psychiatric Practice is the title of a new report from the Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It replaces the College’s previous guidelines published in 2000, and sets out standards for the profession.
The new report is accompanied by extensive quotations from the General Medical Council’s guidance on Good Medical Practice (2001). Good Psychiatric Practice should be read in conjunction with other guidance documents published by the College in the Good Psychiatric Practice series.
Oct 26, 2004, 15:11