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    Violence to doctors: the problem continues

    The recent high-profile murder of a doctor by a patient in a Kerala hospital has prompted the state government to introduce tougher jail terms for assaulting medical workers, but critics say the measures are woefully inadequate.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 June 2023

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    A third of NHS workers feel burnt out, staff survey shows

    Only a quarter of the NHS workforce say there are enough staff to do their jobs properly and a third feel burnt out, according to the latest staff survey.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 March 2023

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    ‘Doctors are reaching their limit’, warns BMA

    The British Medical Association has warned that the UK will 'get sicker' unless the government improves pay and conditions for its doctors, as 2022 was officially one of the worst years in history for excess deaths.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 January 2023

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    Five top wellbeing initiatives of 2022

    These five top examples of innovative wellbeing initiatives that we have seen this year show how thoughtful and creative we can be when it comes to wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 December 2022

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    Nursing in India: harassment remains a problem

    Incidents of violence, harassment and bullying towards nurses in India regularly hit the headlines, but commentators hope that new draft government guidelines designed to improve working conditions in the healthcare sector could help tackle the problem.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 12 September 2022

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    93,000 British workers report catching Covid at work in 2021

    In the last year, 93,000 workers have self-reported catching Covid-19 at work, according to HSE’s latest official statistics.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 December 2021

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    Protecting the doctors

    India's doctors are demanding greater protection against escalating levels of violence from patients and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 01 July 2021

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    Burnout is ‘dangerous risk’ to functioning of UK's NHS, finds inquiry

    Nearly half (44 per cent) of NHS workers report feeling unwell because of work-related stress, according to a survey which went out to 1.2 million NHS employees.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 June 2021

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    Airborne transmission risk for healthcare workers, PM told

    The Prime Minister must update guidance for healthcare settings to include the risk of airborne transmission, a coalition of doctors and academics have said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 March 2021

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    Female doctors given masks made for men, says BMA

    The British Medical Association says it has received sustained reports from female doctors ‘struggling to find respirator masks that pass fit testing’, compromising their safety from coronavirus.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 January 2021