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    • over 3 years ago


    Liberating the NHS: Transparency in outcomes – a framework for the NHS BMA response Executive summary This response highlights the British Medical Association’s (BMA) position on the specific areas for reform contained in this consultation, building on...
    • 3 months ago

    About us

    About us The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK. Join the BMA Employment advice Experience the benefits a BMA membership offers with specialist advice on issues such as contracts, pay and discrimination...
    • 6 months ago

    Doctors demand end to pay freeze

    Doctors leaders have slammed suggestions that an NHS pay freeze should continue in the interests of maintaining care quality. In its evidence to the DDRB (Doctors and Dentists Review Body), NHS Employers says there should be no increase in pay scales...
    • 6 months ago

    BMA Cymru Wales response to Welsh Government figures on the number of GPs in Wales

    Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair BMA Cymru Wales GP Committee, said: "We welcome the increase in the overall figures but they don't tell us if it means additional capacity in the workforce. The increase in figures could suggest that the Work, Train, Work Live...
    • 6 months ago

    GP networks

    GP networks Guidance for those who wish to form or join a collaborative GP network, including structural options, legal structures and advantages of the different arrangements. GP networks Basic legal structures Guidance on the basic legal structures...
    • 6 months ago

    Public health support for commissioning

    As part of their training, specialists in public health acquire Health Care Public Health skills (also known as public health commissioning support). This means they can: Assess health needs of populations, and how they can best be met using evidence...
    • over 1 year ago


    NHS England Health Education England Criteria check list for Portfolio Route Yes No 1 Qualified as a GP (Holds JCPTGP Certificate, CCT, CEGPR or EU qualification allowing direct entry to the GMC GP Register) 2 Previously included on the GMC GP Register...
    • 6 months ago

    Junior doctor contract briefing paper

    BMA Northern Ireland is calling on the Health Minister not to impose a contract on junior doctors here but to protect patients by ensuring junior doctors are treated fairly so they can continue to deliver high quality and safe care to their patients....
    • 6 months ago

    Lack of seven-day services detail persists

    Details on an expansion in seven-day services are still lacking, the BMA says as the Government responded to a petition demanding a debate for a vote of no confidence in the health secretary. In its response to the online petition, the Government says...
    • 6 months ago

    Lack of time hinders GP collaboration

    GPs say workload pressures and lack of time are preventing them from exploring collaborative ways of working, a BMA survey reveals. The BMA GPs committee asked GPs for their views about different practices coming together to pool resources and plan primary...