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Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK

Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Image caption Doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis after a change in the law Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from 1 November, the…

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Doctors allege ‘bullying culture’ at NHS Highland

Image caption Dr Iain Kennedy, one of the clinicians raising the concerns, said some staff have felt ‘intimidated’ A group of senior clinicians at NHS Highland have spoken out about what they claim to be…


Wales tops England on NHS doctors’ and dentists’ pay deal

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors and dentists in Wales will get a more generous pay deal than those in England, it has been announced. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has accepted all the recommendations of the…


Young doctors: Jump in number of Welsh medical students

Image caption Swansea University Medical School has held over 100 interviews for new students There has been a big jump in students from Wales starting to study medicine at UK universities, according to latest figures….


Doctors told to ditch Latin and use ‘plain English’

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors are being told to adopt a new policy of writing letters that are easier for patients to understand. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says too often correspondence contains complex…


Doctors’ mental health problems ‘last taboo’

Image caption Sophie Spooner feared that her mental health problems would not be kept confidential if she asked for help Patients rely on doctors to look after their mental health but is enough being done…


Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda. A patient’s symptoms are entered into the chatbot and it then suggests what needs to be done. But suggestions that the tech…


The challenges faced by doctors with disabilities

The regulatory body which oversees the education and training of doctors says there are “unacceptable barriers” in recruiting and educating disabled medics. Around one in five of the UK population has a disability, yet the…


Teenager’s cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors

Image copyright Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundations Trust Image caption Distinctive cowpox lesions appeared on the boy’s hands, arms and feet A 15-year-old boy has surprised doctors by contracting cowpox, a historical disease now…


Immigration rules to be relaxed for non-EU doctors and nurses

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSajid Javid discussing the net migration target earlier this month The government is to relax immigration rules to allow more non-EU skilled workers into the UK. On…


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