Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol comes into force today across Wales. It is designed to reduce the availability of very cheap, strong alcohol. Those in most need of help for alcohol problems are more likely to buy this very cheap alcohol and MUP aims to reduce the harm to this group.
RCP senior censor and vice president (education and training) Dr Emma Vaux explains the RCP’s new Code of Conduct, which had its first viewing at our 500th anniversary celebration on 23 September, and launched in full on 6 November.
Given the current workforce and financial issues facing the NHS, should physicians just concentrate on seeing as many patients as they can, as quickly as they can? Professor Namita Kumar says perhaps not.
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.