Briefing: Would mandatory service help the NHS?

JOB vacancies for doctors in England are estimated at seven per cent and this recruitment challenge has inspired a drastic proposal from the Department of Health. Is it realistic?


Risk: Gift or abuse of trust?

It's a common dilemma for clinicians – when are “tokens of gratitude” more than just that and is it ever really okay to accept a gift from a patient?


Profile: Caring for the displaced

Jim Killgore chats with two GPs working in an award-winning specialist clinic in London offering primary care to refugees and asylum seekers


Duty to warn?

A recent case involving Huntington’s disease poses difficult questions regarding duty of care and a patient’s right to confidentiality


Wellbeing: Sit up and take notice

Dentist and personal trainer James Tang says prevention is better than cure when it comes to neck and back pain


Dilemma: Safeguarding concern

A question over redacted information from medical records in a case with child protection implications


Ethics: The sound of silence

REFLECTIONS on a personal response to the tragic case of Charlie Gard


Book choice: Mend the living


Vignette: Gertrude Herzfeld

First practising woman surgeon in Scotland

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