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Government demands that NHS trusts meet national waiting time targets must be backed with a long-term plan for financial investment, the BMA has warned.
13 March 2017
Ministers must exempt health and social care professionals from an upcoming immigration charge to prevent the NHS budget losing out on millions, the BMA and RCN have warned.
12 March 2017
Welsh GPs have described services in the future as 'unsustainable', 'bleak and uncertain'.
10 March 2017
Funding in direct support of general practice will rise by £250m per year by 2021, Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has announced.
The leader of Scotland’s GPs has called on the Scottish Government to put action into words and deliver the resources to make a new GP contract work.
BMA Cymru Wales praised the efforts of GPs as data from the Welsh Government revealed that access to surgery appointments has improved.
Creating new consultant posts is not enough – they need to be filled, doctors have warned, as new figures show a further increase in Scottish consultant vacancies.
09 March 2017
The BMA in Scotland has warned that recruitment and retention of doctors must be addressed to ensure effective healthcare services for people in prison.
Exception reporting gives junior doctors a vital opportunity to raise concerns and will reveal an accurate picture of staffing needs and rota gaps.
Applications for GP training in Wales have risen by 15 per cent, but general practice remains in the ‘danger zone’, the BMA has warned.
08 March 2017
The BMA in Scotland has warned that expecting significant cost savings from shifting care from hospital to community settings is not realistic.
NHS leaders have an ethical and professional duty to ensure proper health service governance is in place as STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) take their next steps in local areas.
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