Tag : nhs

Junior Doctor Contract Imposed Despite Strikes

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The controversial new junior doctors’ contract is set to be imposed by the government, despite a nationwide strike that took place on Wednesday. Nearly 3,000 operations were cancelled and appointments faced disruption as junior doctors took part in their second 24-hour strike over the government’s new employment contract. Formal talks … Read More

Student nurses and midwives protest over scrapped bursaries

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Student nurses and midwives from all over the country marched in London on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to scrap the NHS student bursary as of August 2017. Currently student nurses and midwives receive an annual means-tested bursary of between £1000 and £4000 from the NHS, as they … Read More

Junior doctors to strike next week

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Junior doctors in England will strike next Tuesday, after meetings with the government failed to reach an agreement on conditions for the new junior doctors contract. Members from the British Medical Association (BMA), NHS Employers and the Department of Health have been participating in discussions to reach an agreement over … Read More

Thousands protest Junior Doctor contracts

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Wednesday night saw thousands of Junior Doctors, medical students, other allied health professionals and supporters descend upon Victoria Square in Leeds City Centre to protest against the proposed changes to the Junior Doctors’ contracts. The demonstration focused on doctors’ two main concerns with the changes, namely that the new contract … Read More

First UK womb transplant given NHS approval

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The UK’s first womb transplant has been given the go ahead by the NHS health research authority as part of a clinical trial, due to start next year. 10 women have been selected to receive the surgery following the success of the Swedish trial undertaken in 2014. The team of … Read More

“We can almost see the NHS being dismantled in front of us, and it’s really scary.”

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The Gryphon chats to Nick Spencer about how junior doctors are under threat from the government, and why we should all be worried   Can you tell me a bit more about the issue that medics and doctors all around the country are campaigning against? After talks with the British … Read More

Can the NHS continue in its current form?

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NHS reforms are a key issue in the upcoming General Election in May. The Gryphon asks: can the NHS continue in its current form?   YES James Gibson With less than 100 days left till the general election, the pollsters are still no more certain than they were in 2010 as … Read More

NHS workers were right to go on strike

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It’s no secret that NHS workers are underpaid and overworked. Not many of us would agree to work 12 hour night shifts, unpaid overtime in a hugely stressful environment and earn between £21,000 and £27,000 to do so. Reports of budget cuts and chronic understaffing only serve to highlight the importance … Read More

Comment | Reflections on Robin Williams

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Reflections on Robin Williams’ recent death have been widely broadcast and varied in their sympathy. This is often the case for opinions on mental health in general.If one positive can even be suggested to come out of such a tragic event, it could be at least that the historically taboo … Read More

Comment | Tony Benn dies – now our generation must carry the gauntlet

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Tony Benn’s personal impact has been enormous. My parents first met at a talk he gave at the University of London Union. As children, my sisters and I were taken to see him speak on many occasions. Growing up, his values, compassion and ideas deeply reinforced my politics. He has … Read More