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Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, Thomas Reynolds, the MDU's head of policy and strategic communications, reflects on the questions left unanswered.
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Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan earlier this year, Thomas Reynolds, the MDU's head of policy and strategic communications, reflects on some of the questions left unanswered.
Dr Udvitha Nandasoma, head of MDU advisory services, explains the need-to-know changes to the GMC's 'Good medical practice' guidance.
The newest additions to our online courses cover everything from coroners' inquests to data protection, and prescribing errors to subject access requests.
Vicky Kitney, lead business partner at Peninsula Business Services, explores how to effectively resolve a workplace grievance.
Securing the long-term future of the NHS involves embracing new ways of working - but we also need to think carefully about the burden on doctors.