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    • 12 days ago

    BMA response to the RCGP’s annual assessment of the GP Forward View

    Responding to the RCGP’s annual assessment of the GP Forward View, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee chair, said: “Despite the GP workforce shrinking again last year, the government has continued to promise 5,000 extra GPs to patients....
    • 12 days ago

    Pause, listen and think again' on lobbying bill, says BMA

    Ill-thought-through lobbying legislation could have unintended consequences for non-political organisations, such as the BMA, and should be scrapped, doctors leaders have declared. The BMA acknowledges it is not the government’s intention to stifle...
    • 12 days ago

    BMA council chair delivers keynote speech to doctors at BMA’s annual conference

    Addressing doctors at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) in Bournemouth, Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, called on the government not to ignore concerns from patients and doctors about the future of the NHS. Delivering his final speech...
    • 12 days ago

    Welsh winter pressures unlikely to be relieved this year

    Doctors leaders have warned that the NHS in Wales is running at ‘considerable’ capacity every day. BMA Welsh secretary Richard Lewis said the NHS struggled to keep up with rising demands. He said: ‘The current health service in Wales...
    • 12 days ago

    BMA allays GPs' day of action fears

    GPs have been assured they are entitled to take part in the day of action over NHS pension scheme changes. The BMA has heard reports of PCOs (primary care organisations) suggesting GP practices could lose payments and face formal notices of contract breaches...
    • 12 days ago

    Call for effective management of diabetes care

    Doctors leaders have said the work of primary care in managing diabetes in Wales needs to be properly resourced for the future. BMA Welsh secretary Richard Lewis was speaking after the publication of the Welsh government’s vision to improve diabetes...
    • 12 days ago

    Doctors warn on 'Cinderella' mental health service

    Consultants are concerned that mental health services are suffering greater cuts than other parts of the NHS. The BMA annual consultants conference in London today welcomed the government’s intention to put mental health on a par with physical health...
    • 12 days ago

    Corporate social environmental responsibility

    Corporate social environmental responsibility The BMA aims to create a positive impact on the lives of staff, members, the environment, the local community and wider society. Corporate social environmental responsibility Overview Overview of the BMA's...
    • 12 days ago

    Growing pains across the UK

    'We've got shelf-loads of policies on how to make things better for child health. There's been much less focus on delivery.' It would be nice to think that the children of our nation are well-cared for, loved and healthy. Surely poverty, hunger and ill...
    • 12 days ago

    GP vision to tackle wider NHS problems

    An enhanced model of general practice, coordinating integrated, community-based care, could help the NHS tackle wider capacity problems, GPs leaders suggest. The BMA GPs committee this week published its vision for the future of general practice, setting...