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About this group

This year's ARM is taking place at Belfast Waterfront Hall from Sunday 19 - Thursday 23 June 2016. Ahead of next week's meeting we want to hear your thoughts on some of the proposed motions - you can share your views underneath each of the posts.

Key information for 2016 representatives

Blog - Post List
    • 17 Jun 2016

    Raising concerns and whistleblowing

    A motion to protect doctors who speak up about potential high profile system failures, without exposing them to career risk, is being taken to this year’s ARM on Monday morning.
    • 16 Jun 2016

    Unfilled consultant and GP posts - share your thoughts

    Unfilled consultant and GP posts and gaps in junior doctor rotas are a concern, particularly in north Wales. A motion is being taken to the ARM on Thursday morning calling on BMA Cymru Wales to urge the Welsh government and Wales Deanery to take active steps to rectify this situation. There is a focus on north Wales, due to the recruitment crisis faced in NHS Wales. The motion is: 136a Motion by NORTH EAST WALES DIVISION...
    • 16 Jun 2016

    Salaried and locum GPs should be engaged, respected and valued

    The NHS Five Year Forward View (published October 2014) sets out the vision for the future of the NHS. More than one thousand General Practices are already involved in new models of care, including integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS), multispecialty community provider (MCP) and care home vanguards. These models of care are being envisaged as the basis for the formation of accountable care organisations (ACOs...
    • 15 Jun 2016

    Gaining consent as a junior doctor: tell us what you think

    Motion by SCOTTISH COUNCIL: That this meeting notes that junior doctors are frequently asked to gain consent from patients for procedures that they are not able themselves to perform, or for procedures of which they have limited knowledge. This meeting therefore: i) acknowledges the GMC guidance “Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together”, which states the doctor undertaking the procedure...
    • 15 Jun 2016

    A debate is needed on the removal of maintenance grants and how to widen participation in medicine

    As finance chair of the medical students’ committee, for the last two years I have seen the deterioration of student funding. First fees trebled in England, then the government abolished maintenance grants. Now the government is in the process of attempting to remove the NHS bursary for nursing, midwifery and AHP students. Many medical students are asking themselves, are we next? There was a time when government...
    • 14 Jun 2016

    Should graduate entry medical schools be established in Northern Ireland?

    Proposals of a new graduate medical school in Northern Ireland may have only been revealed back in March but it has created sufficient enough interest among the country’s BMA members to warrant its own motion at next week’s ARM in Belfast. Motion 61 notes “the consideration being given by the Ulster University to establish a graduate entry medical school in the North West” adding that the BMA...
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