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  • New year’s message from the junior doctors committee chair

    • 10 Jan 2020
    As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, there is much to reflect on for junior doctors and for our trade union from the developments of the previous year. We have achieved much that we can be proud of. Last year, under the chairship of my predecessor, Jeeves Wijesuriya, we finally secured the resolution of the long-running dispute over junior doctors’ terms and conditions of service in England, agreeing...
  • “All Change Please”

    As we enter a new decade, it is unclear what is in store for us as we continue on our journey to stand up for doctors’ terms and conditions and support them in delivering the best possible care for patients. Like the weary commuter, doctors and patients have been shuffled from one overcrowded service to another. Shocking figures released today reveal that A&E waiting times are the worst on record with more...
  • Christmas on the children's ward

    This Christmas Day, as you sit down for lunch with your family, or perhaps gather around the TV to watch the Queen’s speech or Gavin and Stacey Christmas special, spare a thought for those who won’t be spending the day at home or in the company of loved ones.
  • Age discrimination update

    • 19 Dec 2019
    The BMA, having taken legal action on behalf of doctors who have suffered detriment on the grounds of age discrimination, has also been closely monitoring the developments of the case brought by the FBU (Fire Brigades Union), who yesterday secured victory at the Employment Tribunal. The legal action being brought by the BMA on behalf of its members on the same issue was put on hold pending the outcome of the FBU’s...
  • Add your voice in demanding urgent pensions action

    • 19 Dec 2019
    While last week’s General Election result may have answered the question of who will be holding the keys to Number 10 as we enter 2020, it is clear that the NHS is in crisis. The latest NHS performance figures, released the day after the election or once again the worst since records began. The BMA have written to the Prime Minister to set out those areas which need the Government’s immediate focus. For...