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Junior doctors still working over 48 hours a week

Junior doctors are still working over 48 hours a week, says the Royal College of Surgeons. This is despite the European Working Time Directive, which came into effect in August 2009 and limits doctors’ working hours to a maximum of … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.

This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading

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Work and mental health

In these tough economic times, more people than ever are stressed, depressed, and struggling to cope with anxieties about job security and a nebulous future.  Little wonder then that mental ill health is a leading cause of missed work days.  … Continue reading

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Presenteeism vs back to work

Today’s editorial in the BMJ covers presenteeism and short term illness.   High levels of presenteeism are seen in healthcare workers, with 26% of healthcare workers surveyed reporting presenteeism in the past seven days. The dangers of presenteeism include those to … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – NHS Reforms: Health and Social Care Bill 2011

This blog gives my initial thoughts about the eagerly awaited bill presented by Andrew Lansley on Wednesday 19th January. The Government’s plans for the reform of the NHS were generally well received last summer and during the public consultation period … Continue reading

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The Bermuda Triangle of Society

2020health launched their latest report this morning Health, disease and unemployment: The Bermuda Triangle of Society with a salient reminder that sick people require quick and appropriate health-care in order to keep them in or get them back to work. … Continue reading

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Coordination for mental health – will it work?

A coordinated announcement is expected today that brings together the Departments of Health, Work and Pensions, Justice, Home and Local Government on the subject of tackling mental health. As I write the details aren’t yet clear but the emphasis will … Continue reading

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