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BMA’s Manifesto for Health: A Summary

The body that represents medical students and doctors in the UK has published its manifesto for health which aims to improve patient care and the working life of doctors in the UK. BMA Council Chair Chaand Nagpul has warned of…

GP partnership review

The final report of the GP partnership review, led by Dr Nigel Watson, was published on 15 January 2019.[1] The report follows Secretary for Health and Social Care, Mr Matt Hancock, announcement in February 2018 that a review should take…

Subject access requests and health records

The right of patients to access their personal data is not new. The GDPR made some potentially significant changes to that right including abolishing fees (in most cases) and shortening the timescale for data controllers to respond to subject access…

GMC powers curtailed by Health Secretary

The Williams Review has published its report concerning gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The report suggests sweeping changes in the way fatal medical errors are investigated. Criminalising doctors for errors The rapid policy review was instigated by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in the…