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  • “I think it is so, so important that SAS Leads have been appointed so make good use of us.”

    One of the highlights of the recent Northern Ireland SAS Conference was a panel discussion introducing the new SAS leads for each of the local health trusts. Tasked with ensuring that the training and development needs of SAS doctors is “appropriately identified and resourced effectively”, the SAS lead posts were announced at the end of 2018 by the Department of Health. This was a great result for BMA as...
  • Single Lead Employer - progress report

    Posted on behalf of Dr Trevor Killen - member of the Northern Ireland Junior Doctors Committee As some of you may be aware the project to establish a Single Lead Employer (SLE) for all Doctors and Dentists in Training (DDiT) in Northern Ireland started just over two years ago. Its aim was to minimise the administrative hurdles that DDiT’s and Trusts face at changeover between training rotations. These include...
  • Mental health and think ahead med.... NIMSC's plans for 2020

    • 3 Dec 2019
    It’s been a busy start to the session for the Northern Ireland Medical Students Committee, and with many new faces on the committee we’re looking forward to getting stuck into our work-plan. First on the list is finalising the actions from our previous session. The bulk of this is made up by our Medical Student Mental Health Survey , the results of which we presented to QUB late last year. We were pleased...
  • Guidance for hospital doctors not involved in industrial action

    Please note this guidance relates to doctors in Northern Ireland only. The British Medical Association (BMA) is a professional organisation that supports doctors in the continued delivery of the highest standards of care for patients. Industrial action by Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland Following the news that members of the RCN in Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action...
  • LMC - round up of motions debated

    • 26 Nov 2019
    This years Northern Ireland LMC conference, held in Belfast and organised by the Western LMC, was attended by over 60 representatives from across Northern Ireland. The overall theme of the day was looking at whether, following several very difficult years, general practice in Northern Ireland had finally turned a corner. Chair of NIGPC ‘laid his cards on the table’ in his opening speech, saying that he felt...