Monthly Archives: August 2013

Four Thousand Cuban Doctors To Work In Brazil

The foreign doctors are on three-year contracts, and by 2017 the government hopes to see the fruits of its investment with 12,000 more Brazilians graduating from medical school. The goal is 20,500 practicing medical graduates by 2021. World Bank data shows Brazil currently lags behind other developed economies in terms of access medical care with […]

Australia needs physician assistants. So why aren’t we getting them?

Meanwhile, Professor Peter Brooks, director of the Australian Health Workforce Institute, explains below why he believes that Australia needs PAs. (Incidentally, he is also due to speak at at a University of Sydney seminar on May 3 titled Are we training too many doctors?.) Professional self-interest is blocking introducton of physician assistants Peter Brooks writes: […]

Canadian Specialist Hospital launches dedicated careers website

The site makes it easy for prospective candidates from the industry to find career opportunities at all levels. “This career site is truly reflective of a critical component of our mission to be the preeminent healthcare provider in the region, attracting the very best and brightest team members,” stated Mr Hussein I. Anani, Chief Operating […]

Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist, N.Ireland

Prior to applying for this job please note that all applicants must be able to provide proof of the following criteria: Your right to work within the UK (e.g. copy of your UK or EU passport or relevant work permit or visa). If applicable, registration with the relevant UK governing body (e.g. the Health and […]

$67M doled out to those aiding others navigate health care

Insurance Division lists health care costs for uninsured Coloradans In the District of Columbia, exchange spokesman Richard Sorian said, about 35 organizations have received training to help people enroll, and a call center will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week to answer questions, because some people who may be eligible […]

Most Canadian doctors oppose physician-assisted suicide, survey suggests

The doctorsa group currently opposes euthanasia and doctor-hastened death. But the issues will be high on the agenda at the CMAas general council meeting later this month in Calgary, with a special session devoted entirely to end-of-life care. Euthanasia involves aknowingly and intentionallya performing an act a usually administering a lethal injection of barbiturates a […]

North East experts renew minimum alcohol price call

A group of 20, including gastroenterologists and physicians, has written an open letter. They said they were “extremely disappointed” as it would have been a measure which “would have saved lives and reduced hospital admissions”. The Home Office said it had no concrete evidence the measure would have been effective. The letter was signed by […]