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  • Brexit: give the people the last word

    The public must be given the final say on the Brexit deal for the sake of patients and the NHS, the BMA has said.

    Date: 20 September 2018

  • Promise to 'fight the corner of junior doctors'

    Stephen McAleer has been elected chair of the BMA Northern Ireland junior doctors committee.

    Date: 19 September 2018

  • Blame culture and safety fears on the rise, finds survey

    Doctors are increasingly expected to provide patient care in unsafe environments where a persistent culture of blame stifles learning and discourages innovation.

    Date: 19 September 2018

  • A passage from India

    ‘They come here…’ And so goes the age-old rant about immigrants. In a new series about the incalculable benefits overseas doctors have brought to the NHS, The Doctor thinks it’s time to take that phrase back and put it to good use instead. Here’s the first profile, of south Wales GP Hasmukh Shah. Tim Tonkin reports

    Date: 18 September 2018

  • Ending the silence

    Whether in the form of sly comments or physical abuse, bullying affects thousands of NHS doctors. They should not have to suffer in silence, as Keith Cooper reports

    Date: 17 September 2018

  • Brexit: the price of parting

    Six months to Brexit, and the Government’s ‘dangerously casual’ attitude to finding agreements in vital areas which affect patient care is causing alarm in Brussels as well as here – as Peter Blackburn finds out

    Date: 15 September 2018

  • 7/7 terror-attack victims commemorated

    A memorial commemorating the victims of the 7/7 terror attack at Tavistock Square has been unveiled, with BMA staff among those paying tribute at a special service.

    Date: 13 September 2018

  • Momentum against sugary drinks builds

    A Government plan to ban the sale of energy drinks to children garnered several headlines this month – including the inevitable, ‘Red Bull Ban’.

    Date: 13 September 2018

  • More patients forced to move GP

    More than 46,000 patients in Wales have been forced to find a new GP in the last five years, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Date: 10 September 2018

  • Local transgender service welcome

    A new service to prescribe transgender patients hormones from a specialist GP in Wales has been welcomed by BMA Cymru Wales as a ‘step in the right direction’.

    Date: 10 September 2018

  • Move the NHS out of the firing line

    GPs tend to be renowned for their earthy realism but it was one of their number who said last year that coming to a free trade agreement with the EU should be ‘one of the easiest in human history’

    Date: 07 September 2018

  • 'Unique' sleep text sweeps medical book awards

    Textbooks on sleep disorders and neuroscience were among the winning tomes at this year’s BMA medical book awards.

    Date: 07 September 2018