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‘We’re at a tipping point in primary and secondary care,’ says new BMA Scotland chair Lewis Morrison, and his priority is the crisis in recruitment and retention.
07 September 2018
The BMA has dismissed the Scottish Government’s approach to filling consultant vacancies as ‘simply not credible’ as the number of long-term vacancies continues to rise.
06 September 2018
It’s not every GP who has experienced the giddy joy of parading on the top deck of a bus while being cheered on by crowds of excited citizens.
31 August 2018
The BMA has warned that a pay award for doctors in Scotland will do little to tackle serious issues of recruitment and retention.
The newly elected chair of the BMA in Scotland has pledged to ensure that the voice of the profession is heard at a time of ‘unprecedented pressure’.
24 August 2018
The BMA has called on the Scottish Government to show how much they value doctors by taking a different course to the UK Government on pay.
24 July 2018
The BMA has welcomed measures to improve the working lives of junior doctors in Scotland, saying they will also help patient safety.
13 July 2018
The BMA in Scotland has said it looks forward to working constructively with the newly appointed cabinet secretary for health and sport.
27 June 2018
A doctor who pioneered a life-saving treatment for stroke has taken a top prize in the NHS Windrush 70 awards.
15 June 2018
Doctors leaders in Scotland have called for bold, concrete and concerted action to improve public health.
The BMA has warned that substantive action will be needed to meet tough new childhood obesity targets in Scotland.
16 May 2018
Doctors in Scotland have hailed the end of the ‘long road’ to MUP (minimum unit pricing) for alcohol as the policy finally takes effect.
04 May 2018