Tag Archives: NHS

‘Dear Mr Hunt, listen to the real experts…’

It is not only junior doctors who are trying to get their voices heard by Jeremy Hunt. One young lady last week made an impassioned plea directly to the health minister, on an issue that is arguably more about life and death than is the […]


Student bursaries for nurses and midwives: should they be scrapped?

Protests and petitions about the government’s proposal to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives from 2017 should surprise no one. Let’s look at some of the issues: Who is ‘For’ this Proposal and Why? UK university faculties in nursing and midwifery have actively been pushing the […]

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Debate: To strike or not to strike? (Part 1)

Junior doctor members of the BMA are voting on industrial action over the new contract proposed by the government. Needless to say there is a range of opinion among CMF members on the subject. So we asked two of our members to help us by […]


Fetal Anomaly Screening in Pregnancy: more thoughts on the new tests

  The NHS is considering introducing a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies with Down Syndrome (DS) or other chromosomal differences. A superficial reading of new screening recommendations suggests that implementing new tests […]


24/7 NHS – will it work?

The first major policy announcement from the re-elected Prime Minister on Monday was, perhaps rather surprisingly, about the NHS.  This may be because the whole topic of the future of the health service was kicked around a lot at the General Election and there are, no […]