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Jan-Feb 2016

In this edition:

Cover story: New year, new challenges
Chairman of the executive Ross Welch on why hospital doctors must get organised to put their interests on the agenda

Chief Executive’s notes
General Secretary Eddie Saville on a year of conflict over doctors’ contracts, new faces and planned changes to pensions

President’s view: It is now vital for the voice of hospital doctors to be heard
HCSA President John Schofield surveys massive changes ahead for the NHS and prescribes a stronger association in order to meet the challenge

Focus on organising: Are your collective rights at risk?
The need for local HCSA organisation to safeguard terms and conditions locally

Focus on organising: How you can get involved
Three ways members can help raise the voice of the profession

HCSA News: How the association is responding to a new threat to pensions

HCSA News: Report-back from the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association

HCSA News: 2016 recruitment drive steps up a gear

Consultation Watch: GMC review of confidentiality rules • DoH plans for overseas charges

In focus: Emergency Medicine
How the Royal College of Emergency Medicine is trying to shift the focus in our A&Es

News: Agency crackdown begins in earnest

News: Important new guidance for private practice

Letters: Give us the resources and we’ll get on with the job

Light side: 111 nuisance calls • Kent patients’ French choice • Xmas No1