• Indemnity – what’s happening in Wales?

    No doubt many of you will be asking ‘what will happen in Wales?’ now that Jeremy Hunt has announced a state backed indemnity solution for English GPs. GPC Wales and RCGP Wales have been lobbying hard to ensure that a sustainable solution is found for GPs in Wales. Welsh Government have listened and understood the problems that rising indemnity is having on the GP workforce, and has today, publicly confirmed...
  • My year as a representative on the Welsh Medical Students Committee by Adanna Anomneze-Collins

    Adanna is a second year medical student at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine I was elected as a first year representative for Cardiff University on the BMA Welsh Medical Students Committee (WMSC) in October 2016, and it was a really enjoyable experience. Every term, we would have one or two meetings to discuss the latest issues affecting medical students in Wales and to take forward BMA policy. To give you...
  • We’re looking for Welsh medical student representatives

    Are you a first year Cardiff University medical student or in your third year at Swansea University Medical School? BMA Cymru Wales is looking for representatives to sit on its Welsh Medical Students Committee. The BMA’s Welsh Medical Students Committee (WMSC) represents all students studying for a medical degree in Wales. It meets regularly to discuss important issues that have a direct impact on medical students...
  • Make your views heard at the BMA Advisory Panel - Cancelled

    This event has now been cancelled. We hope to run a session in November 2017 and will provide further information shortly. We’re looking for Welsh doctors to make their views heard on a number of topics at an Advisory Panel being held at the BMA Cymru Wales Office on Wednesday 27 September 2017 , from 10am to 12pm . You don’t need to be a BMA member to attend, you simply need to be willing to share your...
  • How can we rely upon stressed doctors? By Dr Peter Horvath-Howard

    Peter is a GP based in Haygarth Medical Centre and a member of GPC Wales I recently did an interview with BBC Radio Wales on the topic of NHS staff being off work with stress related illnesses. An FOI they submitted to the Welsh health boards showed that 3,027 NHS staff members have been off work with stress-related conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression in the first six months of 2017. This compared to...