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1 - 12 of 24 results for: Apr 2017
  • GP funds promise 'severely delayed'

    NHS England’s delivery of promised funding and support to GP practices has often been ‘confusing and inadequate’ and doctors need support to ensure they can give patients safe and effective care.

    Date: 27 April 2017

  • Call to ban alcohol advertising from football

    Campaigners have called for football to be an alcohol-free space after a research revealed the extent of marketing of alcohol at a major tournament last year.

    Date: 27 April 2017

  • Labour sets out healthcare priorities

    The end of the pay cap and legislation to ensure safe NHS staffing would be among the priorities of a future Labour government, a conference has heard.

    Date: 26 April 2017

  • Help for medical students facing hardship

    New guidance aimed at supporting medical students facing stress or financial hardship has been welcomed by the BMA.

    Date: 26 April 2017

  • Pensions limit for medical academics removed

    The BMA has welcomed a move that prevents medical academics working in Scotland from being thrown out of the NHS pension scheme.

    Date: 26 April 2017

  • QOF indicators removed from GMS contract for one year

    Around 40 per cent of QOF (quality and outcomes framework) indicators for GPs have been removed from the general medical services contract as part of a one-year deal between the BMA Welsh GPs committee and the Welsh Government.

    Date: 19 April 2017

  • Point of no return

    A ‘fanciful’ plan to turn the NHS around was revealed last week. It promised to create the most integrated health service in the Western world and invest in urgent care, cancer treatment and general practice. Peter Blackburn reports on the dangers that lie beneath its ambitious pledges

    Date: 18 April 2017

  • Commitment to secure rights of EU workers

    The Welsh Government has reaffirmed its commitment to BMA Cymru Wales to do all it can to secure the rights of EU workers in the NHS.

    Date: 13 April 2017

  • Challenge to strike ballot threshold

    A committee of AMs has backed a law which would exempt parts of the UK Government's Trade Union Act in Wales.

    Date: 13 April 2017

  • Nearly half of GPs plan to quit, finds survey

    Two-out-of-five GPs in south-west England intend to quit medicine in the next five years, a new study has revealed.

    Date: 12 April 2017

  • Do or die for Devo Manc

    As the grand vision that is Devo Manc enters its delivery phase, will the independent merging of health and social care materialise? Tim Tonkin finds out

    Date: 08 April 2017

  • Immigration penalty will deprive frontline services

    The new ISC (immigration skills charge) will divert funding away from the budget for frontline NHS services for years, health leaders have warned.

    Date: 07 April 2017