With the release of the government's first batch of guidance papers in the event of a no-deal Brexit, as well as a letter from health secretary Matt Hancock aimed at frontline staff and six technical documents, RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard explains the wider ramifications and outlines the RCP's position on each.
There is a growing awareness that the contributions UK doctors can make to tackle global health inequalities. The Global Health Exchange programme offers trainees a 1-year placement in a level one district hospital in a resource-poor setting.
Every so often hospital staff see patients literally chained to another person for much or all of their appointment. Radhika Holmström asks is this how prisoners’ healthcare is arranged, and how they get access to hospital?
After the allocation of 1,000 new medical school places, Professor Jane Dacre considers workforce planning challenges facing the profession and the potential solutions available to create a sustainable workforce.