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    • over 1 year ago

    BMA response to the latest NHS England performance figures

    Responding to the latest A&E performance figures, Dr Anthea Mowat, BMA representative body chair, said: “These figures show the worrying reality of an overstretched NHS where the government has failed to meet the unprecedented pressure and demand...
    • 6 months ago

    BMA-Policy-Book-2017-18

    BMA policy book 2017-2018 British Medical Association BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP Contents ABORTION 1 ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS) 2 ADVERTISING 3 ALCOHOL 4 ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES 6 ARMED FORCES 7 PAY 9 BMA, STRUCTURE AND...
    • over 1 year ago

    OFT urged to beef up market review

    Private practitioners have repeated their calls for an investigation into insurers’ fee schedules. The BMA made the point in response to an OFT (Office of Fair Trading) consultation following the regulator’s study into the private healthcare...
    • over 1 year ago

    GMC guidance stresses patient safety

    Doctors are being reminded of their duty to protect patient safety as new GMC guidance is published. BMA consultants committee chair Mark Porter said a number of consultants felt they were put under ‘grossly inappropriate pressure to remain quiet...
    • 9 months ago

    Beating the effects of winter pressures

    Our first winter pressures briefing, published in 2013, examined the public health and systemic pressures that hamper the NHS's performance in winter. Four years on, those pressures have intensified. The need for an appropriate long-term response, with...
    • over 1 year ago

    junior doctors handbook 2015 leave

    Study and professional leave14113 14 – Study and professional leaveStudy and professional leaveStudy or professional leave is granted for postgraduate education or teaching purposes, and includes study (usually, but not exclusively or necessarily, on...
    • over 3 years ago

    NI Briefing March 2014

    BMA Brie?ngbma.org.uk BMA Northern Ireland National Of?ce March 2014BMA Northern Ireland, 16 Cromac Place, Cromac Wood, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 2JB. © British Medical Association, 2014In this issueBelfast proudly hosts UK CouncilMeeting in the iconic...
    • 9 months ago

    Vote online for your BMA committee candidates

    BMA council chamber BMA representative body members can use their laptops, tablets or smartphones to cast their votes for candidates standing in this year’s committee elections. Nominations open 10am, 30 May 2017 and close at 5pm, Monday 26 June...
    • over 1 year ago

    Retained-doctor-scheme-2016-FAQs

    FAQs: Retained Doctor Scheme 2016. 25 August 2016 NHS England Publications Gateway Reference: 05615 1 Frequently asked questions Retained Doctor 2016 Scheme This document answers some of the frequently asked questions from GPs and practices regarding...
    • over 1 year ago

    Mentoring training a revelation

    Former London dean director and 2010 NHS mentor of the year Elisabeth Paice admits she was initially quite reluctant to undergo training to become a mentor . ‘It seemed to be an expensive luxury, especially as most of the people concerned were experienced...