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  • One Third of UK Doctors May Suffer From Workplace ‘Burnout’

    One Third of UK Doctors May Suffer From Workplace ‘Burnout’0

    One in three UK doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology may suffer from workplace burnout, which could affect their wellbeing and how they treat patients. This is the finding of new research, published in the journal BMJ Open, led by scientists at Imperial College London. Burnout is a condition triggered by long-term stress and overload

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  • Advocacy at the doctors – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog

    Advocacy at the doctors – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog0

    “Do something your future self will be thankful for,” -unknown   Imagine, two individuals, experiencing similar chronic health issues go to the doctor’s office. The first one roughly explains their symptoms, doesn’t feel prepared, is in a deep desire for relief, and feels completely overlooked by the doctor. The second person arrives at the doctor’s feeling

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  • Waiting times for family doctors longer than ever, with patients forced to wait up to six weeks

    Waiting times for family doctors longer than ever, with patients forced to wait up to six weeks0

    GP waiting times breach 15 DAYS on average for the first time ever as family doctors admit they ‘barely have any pre-bookable appointments available’ Waiting times for GPs are at longest ever – with some patients waiting six weeks  The average wait to see a family doctor has breached two weeks for the first time

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  • Doctors, Status and Social Media

    Doctors, Status and Social Media0

    One hundred and thirty years ago, Sir William Osler – probably the most celebrated doctor in modern history – gave an address to the newly minted doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Osler told the students that ‘in the physician or surgeon no quality takes rank with imperturbability’ ‘in the physician or surgeon

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  • The role of doctors in the assisted dying debate

    The role of doctors in the assisted dying debate0

    Following a vote of nearly 7,000 doctors, the Royal College of Physicians has dropped its opposition to assisted dying and adopted a neutral stance. Interestingly, those who voted for a neutral stance were a minority, only 25% of respondents. The rest were split between opposing a change in the law (43%) and supporting a change

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  • Most new UK doctors are recruited from abroad for the first time in more than a decade

    Most new UK doctors are recruited from abroad for the first time in more than a decade0

    More than half of new doctors working in the UK have been recruited from abroad for the first time in more than a decade, figures show. The NHS is importing more foreign doctors than it is training as it struggles to balance its workforce with ever-increasing demand. In 2018, there were 7,186 UK medical graduates compared

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