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BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has given a robust defence of the values of the NHS
19 June 2019
Alcohol sales in Scotland fell to a 25-year low in 2018, the year that minimum unit pricing was finally implemented.
Punitive changes to pension arrangements are having a devastating effect on doctors and health services, a BMA Scotland survey reveals.
18 June 2019
Applications to the BMA advisory group on equality, diversity and inclusion are under way.
A fragmented health service too often sends patients with mental illnesses far from home or for ‘treatment’ in locked wards in private facilities.
14 June 2019
Do you treat patients who are refugees or asylum seekers? New BMA guidance focuses on their specific health needs and how to overcome common barriers
Punitive tax bills are forcing doctors to reduce their hours or retire early, even though they want to work and the health service desperately needs them.
The provision of care for homeless people is patchy and woefully inadequate, with new research by The Doctor showing huge variation in the services commissioned.
Exceptions in care for the homeless, NHS England and the pressure investigations place on GPs, mental healthcare and the pensions paradox
13 June 2019
Doctors leaders have applauded the Scottish Parliament for backing a change in the law around organ donation, saying it will ‘save precious lives’.
12 June 2019
Patients and the NHS will pay the price for a decision to end the provision of private medical services on the Isle of Man, the BMA has warned.
04 June 2019
Overseas doctors will no longer have to meet onerous visa fees and financial thresholds to work in the NHS, following changes to migration rules.
29 May 2019