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Bullying of NHS staff doubles in past year

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Almost one in three (29%) NHS staff reported that they experienced bullying, harassment and abuse from patients, their relatives or other members of the public in 2012 - double that of the previous year.

Worryingly one in four (24%) reported they had experienced bullying, harassment or abuse from either their line manager or other colleagues.

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1 in 3 registrars say workload is 'unmanageable'

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More than one in three (37%) medical registrars have described their workload as “unmanageable” in the largest survey of UK hospital doctors published in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) report Hospital workforce: Fit for the future?

A further 59% describe their daily workload as “heavy”. This compares to less than 5% of general practice registrars who believe their own workload is either heavy or unmanageable.

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Pay increase of 1% for doctors 'disappointing'

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NHS doctors will receive a below inflation pay rise of just 1% this year, following the recommendation of the Doctors and Dentists Remuneration Body.

“As the Review Body has noted, doctors have made a significant contribution to the performance of the NHS during a time of huge financial pressure,” said Dr Mark Porter, Chair of BMA Council.

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148 new doctors affected by “unacceptable” failures of UKFPO

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Doctor and medical student leaders’ have called for immediate support for the 148 medical students who have had their first scheduled job suddenly changed following failures in this year’s application process.

148 final year medical students will be starting their first job as a doctor in a different part of the country following the rechecking of thousands of applications to this year’s Foundation Programme by the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO).