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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…

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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…


New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Image caption Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off following an appeal by the doctors’ regulator New measures designed to improve patient safety and protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made, are to be announced by…


Skripals: Doctors on treating nerve agent poisoning

Hospital staff who saved the lives of poisoned Russians Sergei and Yulia Skripal have revealed the concerns they had when it emerged they were dealing with victims of a nerve agent attack. The Skripals had…


Review to ‘eliminate gender pay gap among doctors’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Female medical staff are paid 15% less than their male counterparts The NHS in England is to review how much it pays male and female doctors in an effort…


Junior doctors’ job offers withdrawn after computer blunder

Image copyright Getty Images Up to 1,500 junior doctors who were offered posts as registrars have had their job offers withdrawn, following a mistake in the recruitment process. The Royal College of Physicians, which oversaw…


Peter Wrighton murder: Alexander Palmer doctors ‘warned’ of knife hoard

Image copyright Norfolk Police Image caption Alexander Palmer was jailed for a minimum of 28 years in March The parents of a mentally ill ex-soldier warned a health trust he was collecting knives before he…


Doctors paying for sons to have cancer jab

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors and health professionals are regularly paying hundreds of pounds for their teenage sons to receive a vaccination against cancer that girls already receive for free on the NHS, the Victoria…


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