Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up of Medical and Health news from British Medical Jobs, the UKs leading portal for all Medical and Social Care jobs.
In this week’s news is a call for transparency on Consultants private work, the Department of Health continuing to distance itself from Boris’ £350m NHS pledge and NHS Improvement claiming junior Doctors are helping prepare the way for Jeremy Hunt’s new contract…
NHS Doctors have been asked to declare all their income from private work to be published to avoid any conflicts of interest and to provide “transparency” http://bbc.in/2cjchcT
Depart of Health civil servant writes open letter to local campaign group disowning Boris Johnson’s direct promise to spend £350m a week on the NHS. Although this is old news it’s interesting that the Department of Health is continually having to distance itself from a Ministers promises made only a matter of months ago http://bit.ly/2cYGWAE
The Daily Mail writes of NHS Improvement claims that many Doctors are helping in preparation for Jeremy Hunt’s contractual changes for junior Doctors by helping to interview candidates for the new role of Guardians of Safe Working – a position introduced by the new contract to “oversee working hours and wellbeing” http://dailym.ai/2d3MDP1
Drug Treatments and Developments
Another excellent piece from NHS choices, this week taking apart the Daily Mail’s story that taking the pill will protect you from getting the flu http://bit.ly/2deIW8q
The New Scientist runs an interesting report on how what you eat when you are ill can determine whether you get better or more ill http://bit.ly/2cgBfNt
Medical Recruitment News
More news from a report published by the RCGP about the huge shortfall of Scottish GPs likely to be experienced over the next few years http://bit.ly/2clwcbk
Further to this report on Scotland the RCGP also has predicted a shortfall of almost 10,000 GPs across the UK by 2020 http://bit.ly/2cYIOJL
An interesting piece from the Leicester Mercury about how some of their Eurpoean nurses have returned home since the Brexit vote and how they plan to fill nurse vacancies from India and the Philippines http://bit.ly/2cYJFdp
Staff working for North Cumbria hospitals have been reminded of their responsibilities of conduct in relation to social media in what would seem to be an attempt to stop people posting concerns or negativity about upcoming proposals which are likely to downgrade a number of services the hospital provides http://bit.ly/2cJaTH6
That’s all for this week; thank you for reading!
The British Medical Jobs team